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University of Waterloo Offers Beyonce College Course


Columbia RecordsBeyonce‘s impressive music career not only has fellow artists taking notes, but students too.

The University of Waterloo in Canada has announced a course called entitled Gender and Performance Drama 282, which will be centered on the global superstar and her 2013 self-titled album.

What can students anticipate from the course? “Students will analyze videos from Beyoncé’s most recent album, use feminist and critical race theories to reflect on the artist’s work and create their own artistic responses,” a statement reads.

Instructor Professor Naila Keleta-Mae says that “whether or not feminist scholars, activists or artists agree with Beyoncé’s discourse, her influence on popular culture is undeniable. I would argue that it would be negligent for those of us interested in gender studies to dismiss the album Beyoncé or its principal artist.”

The fall 2015 course isn’t the first time Queen Bey has been analyzed on campus — Rutgers University’s offered a course called “Politicizing Beyonce” back in 2012.

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