Beyonce 101: Slaying in Music, Politics, & Other College Courses

Boss Brenley, PCP

Beyonce 101: Slaying in Music, Politics, & Other College Courses


Learn how Queen Bey masters her craft through business, and her influence in the culture.

Colleges all over the world are offering courses in various topics and subjects highlighting the world-renowned singer, Beyonce Knowles-Carter. Professors have acknowledged that the Spirit singer has accomplished more than just success in the entertainment world. Kinitra Brooks, an English associate professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio is an example of this. She tells Billboard,

“With Lemonade, Beyoncé walked into a conversation that’s been going on for 150 years within black women’s networks.”

So whether you want to know Beyonce influenced pop and Black culture, in politics, and in feminism, here are some courses that you can take at these colleges:

Lemonade: Beyoncé and Black Feminism

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University: This class studies feminism and social activism.

Beyoncé: Feminism, Race & Politics

California Polytechnic State University: An elective class that looked into gender, sexuality and class issues.

Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism

University of Texas at Austin: This course touches on topics such as Black women’s aesthetic, spiritual, erotic, and political traditions in Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama.

Politizing Beyonce

Rutgers University: The New York college course studies the “contemporary U.S. society and its current gender, race, class and sexual politics by analyzing the music and career of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter.”