Students Study Beyonce For A Diploma

A US university is offering students the chance to study for a diploma on pop star Beyonce.

Rutgers University, in New Jersey, says the course will explore the social and cultural significance of the Destiny’s Child singer.

Her husband, rapper Jay-Z, has already been honoured with a Georgetown University sociology course named after him.

The course, ‘Politicizing Beyonce’, will allow students to explore the singer’s alter ego Sasha Fierce, and debate the extent of control she has over her own image.

They will also debate whether her persona is an outlet of female sexual empowerment or merely complying with western gender stereotypes.

In charge of the course is Rutgers PH.D. candidate Kevin Allred, explained the importance of the course on the university’s website.

“This isn’t a course about Beyonce’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he said.

“She certainly pushes boundaries. While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”

Students will also discuss other iconic female singers including Lady Gaga, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.

Via Myjoyonline

  1. rasheed Reply

    I feel its the effects of drugs in the american society,whoever suggested this must have been so high when the decision was made,alter ego is a sign of pyschosis,martin luther king,malcolm x and marcus garvey could have been better choices and as for me alicia keyes would forever be a better performer than beyonce because beyonce tries too hard and with alicia it flows freely

  2. Thalber Reply

    Nigerians must never allow their iteernsts of improving the nation to become secondary to the iteernsts of other elements.thats truehe can sue for libel, but my question is, how has he responded thus far?

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