Kendrick Lamar college course

Georgia Regents University just upped its swag level. 

GRU students can now enroll in a Kendrick Lamar inspired english course titled “Good Kids, Mad Cities”. The course was built by professor Adam Diehl to cite works by James Joyce, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Spike Lee, and of course, K. Dot’s debut album to “examine the role of urban living on the development of young people.” In fact, here’s the official course description.

Taking its name from Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 album, this course will examine the role of urban living on the development of young people. In Kendrick’s case, “the streets sure to release the worst side of my best” (Lamar 58). By studying and analyzing various literature, films, and K. Dot’s album, we will consider what effects our characters’ surroundings have on who they become as adults. The cities we will be visiting, in our imaginations, are Dublin, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Assignments will include a substantial research paper, stemming from the topics inherent in our texts; students should also expect other writing assignments, such as short papers and online discussion posts. ​

This just caps off an exciting 12 hours or so of Kendrick Lamar, now doesn’t it? Sign me up!

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h/t USA Today