Colleges Offering Courses in Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West

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Colleges including Rutgers, Georgetown and Missouri University are offering students credit for studying the hip hop moguls' music and videos...sign us up! 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage and AudienceWell, this sounds totally can now take Beyonce 101 class!

Multiple colleges are now offering students courses for academic credits where they study hip hop heavyweights like Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Rutgers University has an entire course this spring devoted to the "Single Ladies" singer called "Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyonce" in their Department of Women's and Gender Studies.

"This isn't a course about Beyonce's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend," the instructor explained to Rutgers Today. Instead, her music video and lyrics will be explored along with readings from black feminist writers.

At Georgetown, you can opt to study up on her husband in a course called "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z."

And at Missouri University, there's an English course about both Jay and Kanye. The curriculum includes reading Jay's book Decoded, watching both of the rappers' videos and analyzing their music.

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