Contemporary Topics Courses:
The courses in our Contemporary Topics section explore topics of special interest to the Humanist movement. At present there is one course but more are in development.
Humanism and/in Hip-Hop
by Dr. Monica R. Miller
This courses introduces students to the varieties of humanisms in hip-hop culture and asks the question, “What can hip-hop teach humanists about the evolving nature and dimensions of humanism among marginal communities today?” Topics of exploration include: the history of Black Humanism and the role of cultural production, suffering and creativity, the varying humanisms in hip hop culture, and a consideration of the humanism within New Black Gods of hip-hop today.