Higher Education: Rutgers University Offers Class on Beyonce

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 at 8:00 am

Parents shelling out $50K a year for a Rutgers education were unavailable for comment. What kind of nonsense is this?

Rutgers is so crazy in love with Beyoncé Knowles, it’s offering a course on the famed diva.

Students at the New Brunswick campus are now enrolled in “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a class led by doctoral student and lecturer Kevin Allred in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Allred said the class isn’t specifically about Bey’s career. Instead, course material examines gender, sexuality and racial politics through the lens of Queen B’s standing in American pop culture.

Racial politics, huh? Thought this was women’s and gender studies?

“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” Allred told the university’s online news site.

Then what’s the point?

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