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.