Written by Melanie Burton, October 3, 2016

Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with Beyonce‘s album Lemonade… Yep, we’re guilty too.

We don’t mean to alarm you, but following the release of Bey’s iconic visual album, The University of Texas at San Antonio has announced it will offer an entire class on the subject.


Yup, called Black Women, Beyoncé, and Popular Culture, the course will study Bey’s ode to “black womanhood” and how it relates to “theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism.”

The course will also follow the album’s progression all the way from Formation to All Night, and each chapter’s theme will reflect the course materials, to demonstrate Lemonade‘s strong ties to black feminism. Wowzer!

But while it sounds like the class of our dreams, it’s teacher Kinitra D. Brooks – a scholar of race, gender and horror – says it’s not easy.

“Studying race, gender, class, and pop culture theory is incredibly fun…and incredibly hard. There is no shame in deciding you are not ready. You do not have to be a member of the Beyhive,” she says.

“I simply ask that you are willing to be uncomfortable — to have your thoughts and ideas challenged — and then to work/read/write your way through that un-comfortability in order to become a stronger critical thinker.”

In case you’re interested, check out the syllabus (so you know what you’re working with.)

UTSA ‘Lemonade’ class syllabus by kens5 on Scribd

Where do we sign up?!

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