Beyonce and her impact on popular culture is the focus of a new course being offered at the University of Victoria in Canada.
The class, which will be offered next year, will “explore how we can situate popular music as a cultural construct”, and examine the Drunk in Love hitmaker’s career.
Educator Dr. Melissa Avdeeff says, “It’s kind of a way for people to think more critically about their listening and their watching habits because, obviously, Beyonce is very visually focused with her videos.
“It’s just a way to develop a framework to understand why and how we listen to popular music and its role in society and having to think more critically about that as opposed to being passive consumers.”
This isn’t the first Beyonce-based college course offered to students – in 2012, bosses at New Jersey’s Rutgers University launched Politicizing Beyonce as part of the school’s Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum.
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