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College Offers Full-Credit Course on Beyoncé

Did you miss Beyoncé’s strip-tease performance at the Grammy’s on Sunday? Don’t worry! To catch up on all the latest Beyoncé news and gossip, all you have to do is drop by Rutgers University.

Rutgers now offers a full credit course called “Politicizing Beyoncé.” The class pairs Beyoncé’s music videos and lyrics with “readings from the Black feminist canon.”  

This class, presumably, aims to teach you how to shake your money maker all the way to socio-political liberation. Just a guess. . .

Meanwhile, out of the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. — not a single one requires students to take a course in U.S. history.  

Question: How do you feel about academia’s educational priorities?

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