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Washington University will let students study The Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics. The course will use Yeezy as a platform to speak about issues as varied as race, gender, class, sex and politics.
With only 75 spaces in the class, there’s already a waiting list for places. Professor Jeffrey McCune’s strategy in organising the class seems to have paid off. He’s designed the course to look critically at Kanye’s artistry as well as his life.
McCune stated that Kanye West was the perfect candidate to address issues that his students might not be interested in. The professor says West has ‘a healthy dose of confidence and investment in black excellence that translates to so many people, and young people in particular.’
It’s not the first time Kanye’s been a topic of conversation in university lecture halls. Georgia State and University of Missouri have both used him to demonstrate topics in courses.