How would you like to take a college course about Beyoncé or Rihanna?
The University Of Austin At Texas is offering a college course titled “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” for it’s spring 2015 semester. The course will focus on “how the lyrics, music videos, and actions of these women express various aspects of black feminism such as violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression.”
Rutgers University professor Kevin Allred thinks that this would be good for all colleges to have these types of classes because it is a strategic way to draw students in. Basically, it is a good marketing tool to help the university get more students.
Associate professor Natasha Tinsely, who works in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Austin at Texas, says she hopes that the course will shed light on the role black feminism plays in popular culture as well as everyday life.
The classes will be offered next semester.