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Impact! Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Now A University Course

Published: Thursday 14th Sep 2017 by Sam

Get in ‘Formation’ because class is in session and today’s topic is… Beyonce.

One again, music’s reigning Queen is forming the focus of a new academic course.

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The visual album will be dissected, examined, and evaluated in by first year students taking first-year students taking Alexandra Reznik‘s writing course at Chatham University this Fall.

By no means of a random selection Reznik says its selection presents an opportunity to examine the serious topics addressed by the 2016 album. Students  who sign up for the class get to explore how they fit into the power systems around them while writing multiple papers from personal narratives to research papers.

Expanding on why she chose Bey as the basis of the teaching, she said:

“Whether you like her or not, she’s a prominent cultural figure. [Because she’s] “in our faces, people usually have strong opinions [about her].

For Reznik, the singer’s popularity also makes her accessible.

She will push students to understand more about why they like or don’t like Beyonce, why what Beyonce does is popular and who her audience is. She stresses that ‘Lemonade’ itself is accessible because of the wide range of topics and themes it addresses including infidelity, inequality, religion and physiological issues. [Source]

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It’s been almost a year and a half since ‘Lemonade’ was first poured into the public sphere and the conversations it’s sparked continue. And now in the academic arena. A true testament to its potency.

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  1. Jeans September 14, 2017

    Chile, that is so stupid!

    • Fancy BISH September 14, 2017

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    • SMH September 14, 2017

      BEYOND stupid. Exactly why her fan base is considered the dumbest fan base out of any artists. Mess.

      • Electrikblue September 14, 2017

        Yep you 3 saying this is stupid might be the stupid ones. Clearly it states the writers can explain why they do like Beyoncé or why they don’t while also exploring the many themes/topics the album covers

  2. Jeans September 14, 2017

    Chile, that is so stupid!

    If they want to create a course, do it on the MisEducation of Lauryn Hill or RN1814 or Velvet Rope.

    • TeaOnly September 14, 2017

      Ain’t nobody of the modern day era going to care for those album’s. No shade just truth. They should just bundle them up with the lemonade course.

    • SMH September 14, 2017

      This modern era doesn’t have the first clue as to what truly socially conscious music is, which is why they’re lapping up this bullsh*t. Those albums specifically addressed social issues & problems that are still relevant 20 years later, which is why they all sold in excess of 10 million and up WW each. That lemonade mess is a bunch of ratchet anthems about a cheating husband that she’s still with that won’t be talked about even 5 years from now except by maybe her blind fans. And it won’t even see 5 million total sales WW.

  3. Mother September 14, 2017

    So stupid! Imagine applying for a job and you’re asked what you’re degree is in, and you reply “I have a BA in Lemonade!” You would get laughed out of that interview room, so ridiculous.

    • Mother September 14, 2017

      Your ffs

    • Alex September 14, 2017

      You can tell the uneducated people in this post. It’s a COURSE, not a degree. Education is key!! Lol!!

      • TeaOnly September 14, 2017

        The uneducated always doing the most. 💀

      • Mother September 14, 2017

        I clearly didn’t read the whole post, my bad! But still, so stupid and ridiculous. Don’t worry about me, sis, I’m very educated.💁🏾

      • Alex September 15, 2017

        Well before you respond, read the entire post. Act like the “educated” girl you say u are. 😎

    • SMH September 14, 2017

      Lmao yep, the laugh willl come right after they get the blank “are u f*cking serious” stare lmao.

  4. Datredd23 September 14, 2017

    FENTY BEAUTY!!!😍😍😍😍

  5. 2Bad2Bme September 14, 2017

    Nothing I read made any sense whatsoever but I love bey so whatever! Ya’ll need to step up your writing skills too.

    • Realtalk September 14, 2017

      The thing that I hate/don’t like the most is that Beyonce truly deserved this year Album of the year and didn’t receive it. Even Aldele had to put it out there. Now whenever Beyonce decide to drop another album, the Grammy’s and it’s board will indeed give her that honor of AOTY weather she deserve it or not just to hopefully save face when in fact she should have gotten it this year because she truly deserve it. Her album still have legs, courses are coming from the album still being talk about in big major ways. Aldele album came and went no one is talking about it.

  6. TeaOnly September 14, 2017

    This album just won it’s 94th award acouple days ago. Beyoncé won her second Clio Award for Sorry (Formation won last year).

  7. DanYiel Iman September 14, 2017

    Beyoncé haters do what they do best HATE HATE HATE!! ✌🏽😂

  8. Suicide Blonde September 14, 2017

    I stopped reading at music’s reigning Queen 🙅🏼‍♂️

    • whut September 14, 2017

      Same. This is just beyond ridiculous.

    • Halsey September 14, 2017

      I’m with you. No way Josea

  9. Davii September 14, 2017

    Too bad Bey is too illiterate to ever attend university 🙁

  10. Jasmine September 14, 2017

    This is stupid. When interviewers see that a student took that class they will think the student is just another one of millions with a liberal arts degree that ends up unemployed or low pay. Students, especially minority students, need to be majoring in a science or engineering field where they can get a decent paying job once they graduate. If I was interviewing anyone with Beyonce’s Lemonade course on their transcript I would not take the person seriously.

    • whut September 14, 2017

      So true, I wouldn’t even grant them an interview.

    • Electrikblue September 14, 2017

      Wtf not? If they decided to write about why they don’t like Veyince as part of the required course work and also wrote about Alicia inequality which was included in the Lemonade album/visuals younwoikdnt take them seriously? I doubt our ever be in the position to hire someone anyhow .

      • Electrikblue September 14, 2017

        *BEYONCE

  11. whut September 14, 2017

    And black folks wonder why we can’t get ahead as a people….

  12. 4U2SEE September 14, 2017

    Mathew needs to sit his crying, trying to get white peoples’ approval a** down somewhere. He has been optimizing this lemonade scheme for THE longest. Beyonce album is not in reference with the times of today. Hell, he should’ve tried to use Solange if that was the case; but his bad habits got his marketing heels on high deck.

  13. JOHNVIDAL September 14, 2017

    Oh bish please! LOL This is ridiculous.

  14. Giga September 14, 2017

    Sad and pathetic that any legitamet university would even consider offering such a class.

  15. Electrikblue September 14, 2017

    Just like the post says people have strong opinions about her case and lint all the negative hate about how this is dumb. When this is clearly a social studies coursework. The students are able to write about why they do like Beyoncé or why they don’t. Also I’m sure from there they’ll be able to dive into the different topics the album covers such as inequality. What’s to hate?

  16. Kevon September 15, 2017

    This is the stupidest thing I’ll ever hear…lol omg this generation

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