Rutgers University Offering Course on Beyonce
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.30.2014
It’s called “Politicizing Beyonce”…
Billboard reports that Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce" from The Department of Women's Gender Studies.
According to Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, he is using Beyonce's career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics. The course supplements an analysis of Beyonce's videos and lyrics with readings from Black feminists. Allred has reportedly been seeking to help students think more critically about media consumption.
Rutgers also has a class that examines the ideology of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics.