NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Beyoncé is one of the world’s most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called “Politicizing Beyoncé.”

Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, tells the university’s online news site that he is using Beyoncé’s career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.

The class supplements an analysis of Beyoncé’s videos and lyrics with readings from Black feminists. Allred says he’s seeking to help students think more critically about media consumption.

Rutgers also has a class examining the theology of Bruce Springsteen‘s lyrics.

Georgetown University has a class called “The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z,” focusing on Beyoncé’s rapper husband.

(AP Photo: This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows Beyonce at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.)

6 thoughts on “ATTENTION BEYHIVE: NJ University Offers Course Studying Beyoncé

    • Blackmoses73 on said:

      Wow Danica that was kind o harsh.although i don’t agree with this so-called course, referring a successful black woman as a whore is just why successful black people don’t deal with there own kind.It’s bad enough to hear it from white people but from your own race is low.People like you make the white man happy.My original disagreement with this so-called course is that it will further confuse young black women on what is real and fake in life.Had they said they will teach a course on how black people rose from rags to riches that would be something to enquire the mind.Wake up Black people.

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