All the single ladies! All the single ladies! O-o-oh, o-o-oh. No actually, all the students who are attending or are about to attend to the University of Waterloo, you can now take a course on Beyoncé this Fall semester. Even though the course's name is Gender and Performance, it completely focuses on the one and only iconic superstar. I wouldn't be surprised if this course becomes popular amongst universities and colleges across Canada. I mean we are talking about Beyoncé here, it's like a dream come true for the fans.
Photo cred- Bella's Spaceship
Don't let the focus on this course fool you, students who take this will be doing a critical analysis of her work and will be discussing her influence (sadly you won't be learning how to dance like Beyoncé though).
"What was interesting to me as a scholar, was that this album featured Beyoncé taking up the topic of feminism explicitly for the first time, demonstrated in the song 'Flawless' in which she includes an excerpt from a Ted Talk called 'We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie," said Gender and Performance Professor Naila Keleta-Mae about the star's self-titled album 'Beyoncé' that came out in 2013.
The course which is offered in the Drama and Speech Communication Department doesn't have any prerequisites. Good luck to all the lucky students who will be enjoying this course! We're jealous.