Washington University in St. Louis is making school cool by introducing a college course on the politics of Kanye West. Naturally, the course is in high demand. It currently has over 75 registered students with an extensive waiting list, reports the Charlotte Observer.
Jeffery McCune, a professor who works in African-American studies, will be teaching the course. He says the course will offer students a way to connect race, politics, gender, sexuality and culture. “I always wanted to teach a course looking at black genius and the impossibility of black genius for the American public,” McCune says. “We’re always thought of as maybe being articulate or smart but not really genius.”
From college dropout to being the topic of a college course on black genius, look at God.
Below are some of the topics the course will cover:
Who is Kanye West and Why Is He in the Flashing Lights?”
“Touch the Sky, When the Aspirant Turns Genius”
“Father Stretch My Hands, or How Hip-Hop Takes Us to Church”
“Love Lock Down, or Hip-Hop’s Queer Love Languages”
“I Love Kanye, or How Critique Slips Into Hate”