The new English course will examine black feminism, Lemonade, Beyoncé, and pop culture.
Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio now have the opportunity to sign up for a class on Beyoncé and Lemonade.
Professor Kinitra Brooks’ course will examine feminism and Beyoncé’s Lemonade as a “meditation on contemporary black womanhood.” Brooks explained in the class syllabus, “The purpose of this class is to explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism.”
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According to My San Antonio, Brooks added that being a fan of Beyoncé isn’t a requirement for the class, which meets three times a week, but the willingness to be challenged is.
“Studying race, gender, class and pop culture theory is incredibly fun…and incredibly hard. Do an internal check for your maturity and ability to handle such a self-directed course. There is no shame in deciding you are not ready.”
The course will be sectioned into themes based on the album’s tracks. Brooks will kick things off with “Formation” and end the semester with “All Night.” The class has gained tons of attention with Brooks telling the UTSA website, “I have students contacting me and asking me questions about so many things—especially black feminism and theories of black womanhood. The course will be new, fun, and exciting—but I expect my students to come in hungry for knowledge and open to new theories about race and gender in popular culture.”
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