...Extra credit: Frank Ocean isn’t the only musician to get a DeCal course at UC Berkeley: Students can also sign up for The Music, Lyrics and Art of Radiohead, Can’t Tell Me Nothing: The Development of Kanye West’s Artistry, and a Drake class called Started From the Bottom: The Artistic Evolution of Aubrey Drake Graham.
While Beyoncé classes were all the rage for a few years, the Knowles knowledge front has seemed relatively quiet—but not for long. Cornell University Associate Professor Riché Richardson will offer a follow-up course to her Beyoncé Nation class, which examined Queen Bey’s career and her role in shaping black feminism, plus her impact on gender, sexuality, marriage, family, and motherhood. Richardson thinks it’s likely the class will be offered in the next year or two. “The next version would be Beyoncé Nation: The Remix,” she says.
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