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What We'd Really Like to Learn in These Celebrity College Courses

Mar 28 2014 - 4:31am

Universities across the globe have embraced celebrity-themed classes as a way to study academic topics, the latest being a Skidmore College course on Miley Cyrus [1]. The Summer 2014 class will use Miley's career as a way to study race, class, gender, and identity, echoing some of the same themes examined in a Beyoncé course taught at Rutgers University. Just for fun, we're rounding up a range of schools that have offered celebrity-related courses over the years, highlighting what the students learned and what we'd like to add to each syllabus.

Source: RCA Records [2]

English 2169: Jay Z and Kanye West

Source: Def Jam [5]

Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame

Source: Interscope Records [7]

Politicizing Beyoncé

Source: Columbia Records [9]

Bruce Springsteen's Theology

Source: Columbia Records [12]

Michael Jackson: The Business of Music

Source: Epic Records [14]

Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay Z

Source: Columbia Records [16]

Spirituality and Politics of U2

Source: Island Records [19]

The Music of Radiohead

Source: Parlophone [21]

Madonna the Phenomenon

Source: Warner Bros. Records [23]

American Popular Arts: Elvis as Anthology

Source: MGM [25]

The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media

Source: RCA Records [27]

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