Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is launching a course on Beyonce.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a class called Politicizing Beyonce.
Kevin Allred, who is teaching the class, said he was using Beyonce’s career to explore American race, gender and politics.
The class includes analysis of Beyonce’s videos and lyrics as well as readings from black feminists.
Kevin Allred also said he wanted to help students at the university in New Jersey think more critically about media consumption.
“This isn’t a course about Beyonce’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he said.
Rutgers also has a class about the theology of Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics.
Georgetown University has a class called The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z, focusing on Beyonce’s rapper husband.
Earlier this month Beyonce and Jay-Z were named the most powerful people in music by Billboard magazine.
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