Texas State University has announced it'll be putting the Hazza in "I hazza degree"
If the life and career of Harry Styles would be your specialist subject on Mastermind, then it might be time to consider moving to Texas.
Texas State University has just announced a course on the pop star set to launch next spring, entitled ‘Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture’. Associate professor of digital history Louie Dean Valencia announced the course on Twitter, explaining that its focus would be to “understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media, fashion, fan culture, internet culture and consumerism.”
If this has left you scratching your head, Valencia has said that the course is about Styles “in the same way that some classes are about the Beatles and you might take a class like that to learn about, ‘What were the ‘60s like?’”
“As an historian, I want the class to get to really see how the world has changed in the last 12 years or so, but also how to put that into historical context, through the lens of Harry Styles, and how they can learn from him and his art, activism and philosophy, like any great artist,” he told media outlet KXAN.
The course will count towards qualifications in European or world history, international studies, pop culture, diversity and women’s and gender studies.