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Beyonce college course

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago January 30, 2014 Jan 30, 2014 Thursday, January 30 2014 January 30, 2014 6:32 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY- The study of singer Beyonce is moving off the pages of tabloids and into academia.

Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce" through the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.

Kevin Allred is a doctoral student teaching the class and says he's using the singer's career as a way to explore race, gender and sexual politics in America.

He says he's trying to help students think more critically about media consumption.

A class like this is not unheard of. Rutgers also teaches the theology of Bruce Springsteen's song lyrics and Georgetown University has "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z" Jay-Z is Beyonce's husband.

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