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Aug 29, 2012 07:41 AM EDT

CAU to Offer Course on Michael Jackson


Millions of fans of the King of Pop worldwide will surely rejoice over news that a university has designed a course around their beloved pop icon. The winner of 13 Grammy awards can soon be seen in students' notebooks and is expected to make an appearance in university tests and examinations!

Clark Atlanta University, a private and historically black university, has announced on MJ's 54th birth anniversary that it will be offering a course on him titled 'Michael Jackson: The Business of Music.'

The course will be taught by James Walker, an entertainment attorney and author of the 2008 bestselling book, "The Business of Urban Music." The course curriculum will mainly focus on 'Jackson's approach to business, from how he worked with record companies, tours, and legally marketing himself in terms of copyrights and trademarks,' reports Vibe.

The course is open to students from all ethnic backgrounds and is directed at those who wish to venture into the music industry.

"The goal is to help students who have an interest or future desire to work in the entertainment industry whether as an artist, attorney, business manager, accountant or other...[and] to really provide my students with a comprehensive understanding of the music industry and the business mechanics involved," said Walker to Vibe.

Along with an in-depth knowledge of the music industry, Walker also has a successful law career, which he practices out of his office at Monroe, Connecticut, and Atlanta, Georgia.

By offering the course, Clark Atlanta has become the first university to introduce a course on the legendary singer who redefined the genre of pop music. The university, which was formed in 1988 by consolidating Atlanta University and Clark College, is a member of the United Negro College Fund, which aims at empowering black students by providing scholarships.

The fact that controversy's favourite child MJ, who had a turbulent life, adores a paramount place in the world of music is undisputable. He introduced a whole generation to 'moon-walking' and millions still hold his music close to their hearts. MJ has already been immortalized through his music; now, it is the turn of books and papers to pass on his saga to posterity. 

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