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Friday, March 09, 2012

UMd. Students End Their 'Bad Romance' With Electives

WASHINGTON - University of Maryland students will have the chance to fold their starstruck love for Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj into their coursework next semester.

The university's Women Studies Department will offer an elective, "Advanced Special Topics in Women's Studies: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj: Gender and Spectacular Consumption."
Students will study the cultural obsession with star's clothes, fashion and performances, Professor Jeffrey McCune told The Diamondback, the school's independent daily paper.



Anonymous said...

With courses like this offered (that cost hundreds if not thousands of dollar per credit hour no less) it is no wonder kids today come out of college complaining thatthey can't find a job. Lets see, whats more useful? This or a finance class? hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

the continuation of the "dumbing down" of America. these students probably don't have the foundation they were supposed to get before college/university to select "substantive" courses. they can't handle anything that may "tax" their brain because their brain has never been challenged. more "air-heads" coming our way and of course they will register as dems. easily led..

Anonymous said...

I get the urge to want to offer classes that are more compelling to 18-22 year olds, but the context, as presented, is dumb and beneath the rigors of serious academia.