The University of Texas Will Have a Class on Beyonce
Beyonce is officially being taught in a class in her home state, Texas.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is offering a course of the pop queen dubbed “Black Women, Beyonce and Popular Culture."
The course will explore how Beyonce’s Lemonade serves as a “meditation on contemporary black womanhood,” according to San Antonio Mercury News.
The class, which will meet three times a week, will get lessons on tracks like "Formation" and "All Night."
"The purpose of this class is to explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism,” read the syllabus by Professor Kinitra Brooks.
But students who enroll shouldn't expect an easy A, says Brooks.
"Studying race, gender, class and pop culture theory is incredibly fun...and incredibly hard," said Brooks in the syllabus. "Do an internal check for your maturity and ability to handle such a self-directed course. There is no shame in deciding you are not ready."
This isn't the first time that Beyonce's name merged with academics. After Queen Bey released her second visual album, Lemonade, fans put together a syllabus based on the LP. It included fiction novels, non-fiction works, feminist essays, poetry, music and films for fans to indulge in to understand Lemonade.
Rutgers University has also offered a class on Beyonce dubbed "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé" since 2014. It promises to "attempt to think about our contemporary U.S. society and its current class, racial, gender, and sexual politics through the music and career of Beyoncé."
Bey's husband, Jay Z, is also int he academic game as University of Texas in Arlington allows students to learn literature by studying his lyrics.