According to this, Rutgers University's Department of Women's and Gender Studies is offering a course called - and I'm not making this up - "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé."
The instructor for the class is Kevin Allred, who explains it as follows:
"This isn't a course about Beyoncé's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend. Rather, the performer's music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender and sexual politics. 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.""
It's important, you guys. And apparently, the way to get students to think more critically about media is to teach a class on Beyonce. He's going to "pair the lesson plans with the songstress' music videos and lyrics."
YAY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION!
FYI - this is a perfect example of the dumbing down of America.
And so is the fact that Georgetown University offers a course called, "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay Z."