This University Is Teaching an Entire Course Based on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

Clearly Professor Kinitra Brooks is part of the Beyhive.

ByABC News
September 29, 2016, 3:14 PM

— -- Some lucky students at The University of Texas at San Antonio can get credit for their Beyonce obsession.

Thanks to Professor Kinitra Brooks, who is teaching an entire course based on the singer's latest album, "Lemonade," students can "explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism" featured in the 55-minute film, according to the course syllabus.

The class is called "Black Women, Beyonce & Popular Culture" and will use Bey's "Lemonade" as a jumping-off point to discuss womanism themes and other sociopolitical issues.

Along with discussing Queen Bey, students will read "Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth" by Warsan Shire, the same poet featured in "Lemonade." They'll also read books from other classic feminist thinkers and scholars, such as Patricia Hill Collins, Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor.

And for students who think this class will be an easy A, think again.

Professor Brooks wrote, "The tone and language used in this course will not be sugarcoated. I will intentionally provoke you in order to stimulate conversation and challenge your comfort zones."

Still, the professor added that her class is not only for die-hard Beyonce fans.

"You do not have to be a member of the Beyhive," she advised in the syllabus. "I simply ask that you are willing to be uncomfortable -- to have your thoughts and ideas challenged -- and then to work/read/write your way through that uncomfortability in order to become a stronger critical thinker."

Sounds like our kind of class!

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