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Rutgers University offers course studying Beyonce
CBS News ^ | 1/30/14

Posted on 01/31/2014 1:41:50 AM PST by Libloather

Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia.

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce."

Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, tells the university's online news site that he is using Beyonce's career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beyonce; course; rutgers; university
Rutgers also has a class examining the theology of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics.

Low information voters for life.

1 posted on 01/31/2014 1:41:51 AM PST by Libloather
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Yeah and courses like these have what benefit of preparing someone for a real job?

Must be Political Science majors.

2 posted on 01/31/2014 1:48:08 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Libloather

Oh Wow, I want THAT on my resume’.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 1:59:39 AM PST by BRK
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To: Libloather

I don’t know about you, but I’d LOVE an all-nighter with Beyonce.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 2:02:30 AM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Libloather

Do they have a course studying the now completed TV series House, since its fictional hospital is supposed to be connected to Rutgers University?


5 posted on 01/31/2014 2:28:42 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Libloather

Mcdonalds manager: I see by your resume that you graduated from rutgers. Im impressed. What was your major?
Applicant: I studied Beyonce.
Mcdonalds manager: Im sorry? Beyonce? Whats Beyonce?
Applicant: You know, Beyonce. The singer.
Mcdonalds: They give degrees out at rutgers for that?
Applicant. They sure do. So, when can I start?
Mcdonalds manager: dont call us, we’ll call you. Next!


6 posted on 01/31/2014 2:31:24 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Libloather

Ho 101


7 posted on 01/31/2014 2:35:07 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

The new “Rocks for Jocks”


8 posted on 01/31/2014 2:52:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mountn man

No. Women Studies majors. Also, this course is being taught by a Doctoral CANDIDATE, not an actual PHd.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 2:57:47 AM PST by NathanR
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Or how about studying the tv show, The Sopranos? After all, it did take place in new jersey


10 posted on 01/31/2014 2:58:14 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: BRK

I would not want ANY course from the Womyn Studies Dept on my resume.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 2:59:03 AM PST by NathanR
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Uh....that's Bitter Womyn's Studies Dept! :o)
12 posted on 01/31/2014 3:07:13 AM PST by Gaffer
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Uh....that’s Bitter Womyn’s Studies Dept! :o)

LOL


13 posted on 01/31/2014 3:08:37 AM PST by NathanR
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To: Libloather

sexual politics? Review of Bill Clinton’s career with an extra credit project on John Edwards?


14 posted on 01/31/2014 3:08:41 AM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: Libloather

For the most part, college has outgrown it’s usefulness. For the most part it doesn’t prepare students to succeed.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 3:56:14 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Libloather
Low information voters for life.

Indeed.

16 posted on 01/31/2014 3:59:27 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Libloather

As the cost of “higher education” necessarily skyrockets, the quality of academia plummets.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 4:39:40 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Libloather

Explains why a US college degree is worth nothing. Explains why non-Americans are arriving in droves to fill jobs that Americans are too stupid to fill.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 5:02:24 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back
"Explains why a US college degree is worth nothing."

Certainly true for a Bachelor of Arts degree. I tell High School seniors nowadays that they will be much better off going to technical school and learning to become an electrician or welder than spending a ton of money for a worthless Bachelor of Arts degree.

19 posted on 01/31/2014 5:24:52 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Libloather

They’re joining the Big Ten next year, right ?


20 posted on 01/31/2014 5:33:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Libloather

Fact: High School Grads Are Too Dumb For College

http://gawker.com/5615875/fact-high-school-grads-are-too-dumb-for-college


21 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:12 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Libloather

22 posted on 01/31/2014 5:51:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

We don’t need a “funded study” to figure out another warped mind, so-called entertainer, just ask a third grader.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:27 AM PST by DaveA37
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