Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’ and same will be taught in the same way as any other culture and literature class.
Understanding black feminism
The class will analyse the famous singer’s songs and videos to understand black feminism. As told by Erik Steinskog to the Danish broadcaster, TV2, the class aims to introduce black feminist thought to Scandinavian students.
“One of the goals (of the class) is to introduce black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is,” Erik Steinskog told TV2. The Professor said that considering Beyonce’s immense popularity as a pop-artist today, one cannot ignore her relevance in the contemporary times.
The class has received positive response from students and has already been shifted to a large lecture hall on accounts of the number of students who have registered for the course. As per the university’s campus magazine, the class has reached maximum registration limit.
Copenhagen University is not the first to offer a course on Beyonce. Rutgers University in New Jersey had launched a Beyonce course few years ago. As per the Telegraph, the class has already attracted enough attention from students with almost 75 students already signed up for the course.