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Beyonce, Kanye West Are Subjects of New College Courses [Video}

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Some colleges and universities offer new college courses that aim to depict black contemporary culture. These courses serve as highlight of the "Black History Month" celebrated this February.

Some of these college courses are now ongoing while some will be offered this fall. These courses centered on the llife of blacks in America's contemporary society. Below are the list of their courses gave students an idea about black movements and celebrities, according to The Huffington Post.

 Black Women and Beyonce. This course is offered at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Beyonce's home state is Texas. The university offered a full course on Beyonce's album "Lemonade".

The album included songs that reveal about Beyonce's views about love, pregnancy, and motherhood. These songs are considered as portrayals of the life of black women in America and black feminism, according to Bustle.

The Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics

The course will be offered at Washington University. The subject will focus on the interplay of gender, race, sexuality, politics and culture. It also explored Kanye West's genius in using sound to express his feelings, thoughts and beliefs.

Kanye West is surely a genius but in America, it seemed that blacks cannot be called geniuses. West established hip-hop as a way of life, which many Americans recognized, according to Vibes.

The Power of Black Self-Love

This course will be offered by Emory University on fall. Similar courses had been offered at the University but this one will focus more on the impact of Black Twitter on Black Lives and the influence f social media on the Black Lives Matter movement. The course is open to everyone, not just to blacks, according to Teen Vogue.

Other courses focused on OutKast and Trap Music offered by George Tech. "Race, Class and Power" will be offered at the University of Miami, "African American Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump" was offered at Oregon State University and Black Lives Matter at New York University.

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