Sick of school? Is learning about math and science not your thing? Are you a fan of [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]? Then if you go to the University of Virginia, there’s a class that might just be up your alley.
Taught by Christa Romanosky, a grad student at the university, the prerequisite essay writing course, called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender and Identity,” studies how the music icon pushes social boundaries and definitions.
This isn’t the first time a university teaches a non-traditional course surrounding an iconic entertainment platform. In the past, some colleges and universities have offered courses such as “The Science of Harry Potter,” “Star Trek and Religion” and “The Simpsons and Philosophy.”
While it’s undeniable that Lady Gaga‘s media attention raised awareness on gender rules and identities, is our society so entertainment obsessed that studying important topics such as gender must be coated in chocolate in order to be consumed and appreciated?
What do you think, would you take the Lady Gaga-based essay writing class if it was offered at your school?