Rutgers Offers Course Where Students Can Study the Art of Beyoncé

Imagine telling someone you have a Master’s degree in Beyoncé Arts.

That’s not exactly possible yet, but Rutgers University in New Jersey just got one step closer!

According the, the school is now offering a course that takes a look at Beyoncé as a representative of social change.

Dubbed “Politicalizing Beyoncé” the class is led by doctoral student Kevin Alldred, who teaches in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and will touch on “American race, gender and sexual politics.”

“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” Alldred assures on

Additionally, students will spend time looking at Bey as a symbol of contemporary feminism, particularly, how she’s viewed as both the sexy and racy “Sasha Fierce,” and also, a strong role model for young girls.

“She certainly pushes boundaries,” Allred says of the singer. “While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”

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