Would You Take These College Courses About Celebrities?

Madison Vanderberg

Going to college is a very expensive and semi-important experience that a lot of people care about.

But did you know that actual four-year universities regularly offer classes ABOUT celebrities! Yes, you can now have your parents shell out five figures a year so you can get drunk and learn about Beyoncé! Hooray for higher learning!

Would you take these celebrity college courses?


Beyoncé Class at Rutgers

The class is called “Politicizing Beyoncé.” It is a Women’s and Gender Studies class that uses Beyoncé’s career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: $10,700 a year for tuition.


The Jay Z Class at Georgetown

“The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Urban Theodicy of Jay Z” studies the “intellectual, theological, philosophical predicate for Jay Z’s argument.”

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: $40,920 a year for tuition.


The “Breaking Bad” Class at SUNY-Buffalo

“Breaking Down ‘Breaking Bad’” is a graduate course at the State University of New York at Buffalo that examines “the story arc, how the plot developed and feature guest speakers including law professors and representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration.”

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: $5,927 for one semester.


“The Walking Dead” Class at UCI

“Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’” is an online course at UCI that “explores a broad range of topics through the lens of a zombie apocalypse.”

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: Free!


The Beatles Class at UCLA

This class is literally just called “The Beatles” and claims it’s an “examination of life and music of the Beatles within social and historical context of 1960s.”

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: $12,000 a year for tuition.


The Harry Potter Class at Otis

“Harry Potter: Literary Tradition and Popular Culture” at Otis College of Art and Design will actually sort you into one of the Hogwarts Houses on the first day of class, and then analyze the books and theorize why Harry Potter has made reading so magical.

How Much It’ll Cost Ya: $18,000 a semester.

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