The Carters 101: University Courses Created in Honor of Beyonce and Jay Z

We all know Beyoncé is a huge superstar, and throughout her career, she has used her prominence to empower women around the world.

So, it was only right when Rutgers University created a course in honor of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy winning diva.

Included in the school's Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and offered during the spring semester, the course is called "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé," taught by PhD candidate Kevin Allred.

“This isn't a course about Beyoncé's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend,” states the Professor. “Rather, the performer's music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.”

Basically, a Beyoncé theme will better engage the students.

In addition, Beyoncé’s plethora of music videos and lyrics will also be used as tools in the class.

Allred adds: “It's important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they're engaging on a regular basis.”

Yonce’s Hubby Jay Z will also have a class honored in his name. Georgetown University launched a new course called “The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay Z.”


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