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NY college to offer summer course on Miley Cyrus

NY college to offer summer course on Miley Cyrus

I have to admit, I saw this come across my newsfeed the other day and then on social media but I brushed past it initially because I assumed it was probably just satire. Or something.

It wasn’t.

Apparently there will be a summer course on Miley Cyrus at Skidmore College, titled “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media.”

From The Saratogian:

Skidmore College, whose slogan is “Creative thought matters,” will offer an innovative course this summer starring Miley Cyrus and all her incarnations as a way to study sociology.

The course, called The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media, is a 251-level special topics course taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Carolyn Chernoff. The professor encourages students to look past the colon in her course title and see what the class is really about.

“I was teaching a course called Youth Culture in and out of School, and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) became the twerk heard ’round the world,” Chernoff said. “I showed that video to my class, and the students had so much to say.”

Cyrus became the opening personality in sociological discussion on gender, race, class, economic status, identity, fame, sexualization, oppression and power. And the singer kept on doing newsworthy things worth fitting into the larger analysis.

In January, Chernoff delivered a lecture and mediated a group discussion on Cyrus and the cultural issues at the Skidmore Women’s Center. The lecture was called “The Rise and Fall of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media,” and students’ reaction was positive.

But Chernoff noted that twerking will not be a focus of the class. According to the Saratogian:

Lest such students think the course is all about watching the VMA video over and over, Chernoff said, “Sorry, dudes, but this is sociology. Learn to twerk on your own time.”

Read the whole article here.

[Featured image: MTV video]

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“And the singer kept on doing newsworthy things worth fitting into the larger analysis.”

Well, there are two big, fat lies, right there. Actually, THREE.

Miley is NO “singer”.

“Race, Class, Gender and Media.”

Class ??????

They have the wrong Cyrus ….

“The professor encourages students to look past the colon in her course title and see what the class is really about.”

To look past your colon you must have your head way up your ass.

In the hands of a real teacher, this could be a great course.

Or, it could be bs indoctrination.

“Other Disney stars such as former Mouseketeers Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have also had to break away from the wholesome tween image Disney projected for them.”

“They’ve all had to rebrand themselves as wild, crazy, sexual beings,” Chernoff said. “This ties into the whole virgin/whore dichotomy.”

The key words here, in both sentences are “had to.” None of these women “had to” do anything of the sort.

America is doomed.

“The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media”?

I fail to see how that’s enough material for a summer course.

Race: To the Bottom (see ‘Class’)
Class: Currently none – lost when she parted ways with Disney
Gender: Female certainly, but by no means a ‘young lady’ (see ‘Class’)
Media: Far too fascinated with her antics

That’s about it. A 30-minute PowerPoint presentation, maybe, but a whole course? No.

Exactly what is the point of doing a course on her?

classes like these are only useful to teach people how to teach classes like this.
IOW they exist to justify their existence.
outside of college there is no use for this crap.

Folks should not dismiss this course. To get an “A” students will have to twerk really hard.

(You knew that was coming, didn’t ya?)

DINORightMarie | March 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm

And how much do parents have to pay the college for this privilege? This 200-level “educational” course?

JackRussellTerrierist | March 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Can “higher” education sink any lower than this crap? I mean, really? Really?

Maybe they should have rolled it into a Psychology course titled: Miley Cyrus, a study in aberrant behavior. But then again, it’s not really aberrant in her group, is it?

A BS in Skankology. Fitting.

The left’s strategy: Keep young people stoned, f-cking and voting.

Go out of your way to be nasty to a millenium: it could just save your country.

Juba Doobai! | March 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

Imagine! You get credit for sitting around and spouting grievance BS. AT THE END OF THE CLASS, YOU DONT KNOW JACK; you don’t know how to do jack, besides tweak, of course; but you sure are sensitive to issues of race, class, gender, wealth, and such to the extent that you can spot a grievance a mile coming, around three corners, up and down the hill in a tornadic blizzard.

Gullible students will take out student loans to pay their tuition for this dreck. It is a safe bet, however, that none of the enrollees will be engineering, business, or science students. Thank heavens.

Nice picture of the peodophile bears dancing with Miley. Is that what she is into now?

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