You Can Now Do Beyoncé Studies At University

BY Katie O'Malley / Sep 5 2017 / 17:20 PM

The University of Copenhagen is offering students a course titles 'Beyoncé, Gender, and Race'

You Can Now Do Beyoncé Studies At University

We've learned many a life lesson from Beyoncé over the years.

The importance of championing independent women, working hard, the definition of feminism, how to love our 'bootylicious' bodies, and the need to speak up against injustices in the world are but a few nuggets of wisdom we can attribute, in part, to the new mother.

However, it sounds like we now can not only draw inspiration from the 36-year-old's advice through Spotify and car stereos but from inside the classroom, too.

Well, as long as you live in Denmark, that is.

The University of Copenhagen students are now offering a new class to students this semester titled 'Beyoncé, Gender, and Race' which might be the best news we've heard all day.

And, given the fact university is free in Denmark – as well as the country having universal health care and 52 weeks pair maternity or paternity leave – the course won't cost you a penny.

Beyoncé fan Professor Erik Steinskog told Denmark's TV2 that the 'Single Ladies' singer – whose husband Jay-Z persuaded a crowd to serenade his wifey over the weekend – will be interpreted in much the same way a student would study opera and literature.

"We will analyse her songs and music videos. There will be a focus on gender, sexuality, and race. One of the goals [of the class] is to introduce Black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is."

It comes as no surprise that 75 students have already signed up for the course and term hasn't even started yet.

"Beyoncé is important in understanding the world we live in," the academic explained.

"[She] is one of the biggest pop artists today, which makes her important in an analysis of contemporary times," he added.

Via Harper's Bazaar UK