Beyonce Becomes University Course Subject In US

28 January 2012, 11:28 | Updated: 28 January 2012, 11:43

The 'Love On Top' singer's lyrics and videos are being studied as part of the women's and gender studies institution in New Jersey.

Beyonce has apparently become the subject of a new course at the Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The Huffington Post reports that the 'Countdown' singer's lyrics and videos are being compared with the work of American author Alice Walker and women's right activist Sojourner Truth.

Lecturer and PHD student Kevin Allred is the man in charge of teaching the course entitled 'Politicizing Beyonce' and exaplined on the school's website what the study is all about.

"This isn't a course about Beyonce's political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama's inauguration weekend," he said.

"When students don't respond to theory or dense readings, it's often easier to see things play out in the world around them," he added.

She isn't the only member of her family who has become a subject of a course as her husband Jay-Z is the topic of a Sociology course at Georgetown University.

Meanwhile, Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child together, Blue Ivy Carter, earlier this month and Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland recently revealed that the pair's child was "absolutely beautiful".