Texas State University plans to offer a course focusing on Harry Styles’ rise to fame as a British music artist and ex-member of One Direction.
Louie Dean Valencia, an assistant professor of digital history at Texas State University, revealed on Twitter that his course would be named “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity.” One of the goals of the course is to help students “understand the cultural and political development of modern celebrity as related to questions of race, sexuality, class, nation, and globalism.”
“I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with students over the last two years that started with a shared love of Harry’s music, but that quickly went into larger societal questions about gender, sexuality, race, gun control, sustainability because of Harry’s art,” Prof. Valencia told CNN.
Students in a college class aren’t the only ones that have Harry Styles as a main topic. This year, a UTSA professor provided a course on Selena Gomez, while Forbes reports that NYU offered a course on Taylor Swift.