Do you want to major in Nicki Minaj?
The Nicki Minaj Degree is officially called Nicki Minaj: The Black Barbie Femmecee & Hip Hop Feminisms and will be an African American studies course.
The course will first run in the Spring semester of 2023 and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for 90 minutes at the University of California, Berkley.
The course was announced by D. Peace and Love El Henson, a Berkeley postdoctoral fellow, via Twitter. Minaj promptly replied to the post saying, “I’d love to stop by.” Henson also explained that the course will explore Minaj’s career in “the context of broader historical-social structures & hip-hop feminisms.”
James Bennett believes there’s a lot that students can learn about politics, morality and the economy from celeb culture. He commented, “From Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer surgery to Madonna adopting children from Malawi, celebrities are constantly used to tell stories that spark important conversations and debates about moral, political, economic and cultural issues.”
So, would you go to university to study a Nicki Minaj degree? The jury’s out.