01/18/2013 09:10 am ET

Latin Role In Hip Hop Gets Academic Treatment, University Uses Music To Explore Cultural Boundaries

The University of Arizona is using popular musical genre Hip Hop as a way of exploring cultural boundaries. The new academic minor delves into how Latino religion, Latino and black history have influenced and shaped Hip Hop in the U.S.

“Being that Arizona is so close to the border and it is connected to Latin America, it describes what is happening in our cities and in parts of the country,” professor Alex Nava, who teaches the course, “Rap, Culture and God,” told Fox News Latino.

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