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Splash Biography



JACOB DADMUN, ESP Teacher




Major: Environmental Policy

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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H651: Empathy through Specificity: Storytelling in Hip-Hop and Rap in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
What connects Greek Tragedies, Star Wars, and Kanye West? How has modern society impacted the development of Hip-Hop? Can rap increase our capacity for empathy? We will answer these questions and more in an interactive exploration through the history, art, and nature of the biggest musical genre in the world. We will explore how rap can connect people, express joy and grief, and act as a catalyst for social change, and how the timeless art of storytelling is intertwined throughout it all. At the end of this class, students will have a greater understanding of the historical and socio-political context of Hip-Hop, and how it fits into the broader human history of storytelling and empathetic connection.