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Beyonce To Be Studied As A University Course

Singer also gets her own statue...

By Jamal Guthrie on Monday 30th January 2012

Beyonce is set to become the subject of a new course in the US at Rutgers University.

Students will be able to discuss the influence of the 'Run the World' singer on a new course titled: 'Feminism: Politicising Beyonce'.

The debate centres around the argument of whether Beyonce's image of of female sexually empowerment of enforces western gender stereotypes.

PH.D candidate Kevin Allred explained, "This isn't a course about Beyonce's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend," he said.

"She certainly pushes boundaries. While other artists are simply releasing music, she's creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona."

The Jersey based university isn't the only institution paying tribute to Beyonce this week. Her home city of Houston have revealed plans to honour the singer with her own monument.

CEO of Developers at Armdeonce Ventures, Marcus Mitchell, said, “Our biggest thing is a lot of people get honoured when they die, so our goal is to why not honour people why they’re still here? We felt as though it’s her time to be honoured."

He added, “There will be clips of Beyonce with Destiny’s Child and wardrobe like a mini museum. We’ve gotten support from the city of Houston, from the mayor.”

Proceeds from the site will go to charitable organisations.

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