The university says the course, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyonce,” is a study in feminism as well as Beyonce’s cultural significance in society.
Kevin Allred, a doctoral student and lecturer in Rutgers’ Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, will teach the course.
“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he tells Rutgers Today.
“Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics,” the article explains.
Jay-z has a sociology class named after him at Georgetown University.