Rutgers University will now offer a course on Beyoncé in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
The class, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé,” is being offered during the Spring semester at the college.
Queen Bey 101 is taught by PhD candidate Kevin Allred, who explained to the Rutgers Today newspaper exactly what students can expect from the class. “This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he said.
“Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.” Allred pairs the lesson plans with the “Drunk in Love” songstress’ music videos and lyrics—he’s got plenty of material to choose from now!
The class curriculum will also include writing from artists and pioneers in the black feminist movement like Sojourner Truth and Alice Walker.
Georgetown University is offering a course on Beyoncé’s hubby, “The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay Z.”
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