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1 April 2014, 10:08
The 'Bangerz' star will be looked at through the lens of sociology in a new summer course in America.
Miley Cyrus is to become the subject of a new college course in New York state where students will use the 'We Can't Stop' star as "a lens into cultural conflict".
The newly announced summer course will begin this year running for three two-and-a-half hour sessions each week at Skidmore College, and is titled The Sociology Of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media.
"Miley Cyrus is a surprisingly complicated cultural moment," Assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff revealed to the Schenecctady Daily Gazette. "I created [the course] as a creative and rigorous way of looking at what's relevant about sociology and sociology theory."
The professor has also warned students not to sign up for the course if they're looking for an easy ride, adding: "Sorry, dudes, but this is sociology, learn to twerk on your own time."
The professor says she was inspired to start up the course after witnessing Miley's highly controversial performance at the MTV VMAs 2013 last year, describing it as the "twerk heard around the world".
Miley Cyrus is currently taking her 'Bangerz' tour around the world.