(AllHipHop News) Bun B of UGK is working with Religious Studies Professor Anthony Pinn to teach a free Religion and Hip-Hop Culture course online through Rice University’s Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship and edX. The course is an extension of Bun and Pinn’s class at the educational institution.
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“Our classroom course at Rice went so well that people off campus were contacting us and asking us about the course and how they could take it,” said Pinn in a statement. “Working with Bun in the classroom, it became clear that there were ways of learning and teaching that we hadn’t tapped. The MOOC gave us a way to be even more creative and innovative in terms of how we link the rest of world with the cultural richness and diversity of Houston to get information across.”
The six-week course will explore topics such as: What is religion? What is Hip Hop? Are they the same thing? Do they overlap? Videos, readings, music, images, stories and behind-the-scenes insider perspective will all be utilized to provide students the understanding to answer these questions for themselves.
“This course gave me the opportunity to let people see a side of hip-hop that isn’t always discussed,” Bun B added. “We’ve started a conversation that cannot end until people have a better understanding of who we are and what we do.”
Bun B and Anthony Pinn’s Religion and Hip-Hop Culture course begins March 24. To sign-up for the online class visit here.
Watch the introduction video for Rice University’s Religion and Hip-Hop Culture edX course below.