New Jersey’s Rutgers University is offering its student body a course called “Politicizing Beyonce,” described as a class that uses the singer’s music and career to “explore American race, gender and sexual politics.” Class teacher Kevin Allred told the campus newspaper Rutgers Today, “This isn’t a course about Beyonce’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend. It’s important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they’re engaging on a regular basis.”