Rutgers University Offers College Credit To Beyoncé Fans

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We already can’t get enough of her, but now Beyoncé fans can receive college credit at Rutgers University digging deeper into what they love most: Beyoncé.

Kevin Allred, a doctorate student and lecturer in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, says the course titled “Politicizing Beyoncé” will explore race, gender and sexuality in America via the pop star’s music career. Students will critically analyze Beyoncé’s music videos and lyrics with reading from black feminists, such as bell hooks, Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth.

“She certainly pushes boundaries,” Allred says. “While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.” He seeks to help students think more critically about media consumption.

Earlier this month, Beyoncé wrote an open essay for the Shriver Report website on the issue of gender equality.

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do, but we can get there if we work together.” As for those interested in Mrs. Carter’s spouse, Georgetown University has a class titled “The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Theodicy of Jay Z.”

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