Celebrity 101

When I began my college career at URI, I was expecting to enroll in basic math, science and English classes like in high school. I was shocked to see that my science requirement could be fulfilled with a veterinary sciences class, which involved hanging out on a farm and learning about various animals for a few months. While I thought this was bizarre, it was nothing compared to the classes that kids are enrolling in these days. Apparently, celeb-based courses are very much “in”! Below, a few classes that I wish I could have attended:

Politicizing Beyoncé at Rutgers University in New Jersey:

This sounds too good to be true! Even though my colleague believes that “Beyonce is Just Whatever”, I think she is fantastic.

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Bruce Springsteen’s America-Sociology Course at Princeton:

What better way to learn about society than picking apart the lyrics from “The Boss”?! A sociology class on Springsteen isn’t completely out of left field, in fact, Bruce’s lyrics often reference the bible and current events. If I had the slightest chance of ever getting into Princeton I’d be all over this!

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Gaga for Gaga: Sex, Gender and Identity at the University of Virginia:

According to the Huffington Post, this class is a gender studies class with its focus on boundary-pushing, Lady Gaga. Sounds intriguing…

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So college kids listen up: the next time you’re ready to settle on taking a Shakespearean Literature class, be sure to thoroughly investigate your school’s course list…you might be surprised to find “Psychology 351: Amanda Bynes and Mental Disorders.”

Posted by Christina



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