Harry Styles College Course Being Offered at Texas State University


Charles Sykes

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When we think of college, we think about class courses like personal finance, business, history and statistics. We would never consider a class course on “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity.” Starting next Spring, Texas State University is holding the first college course on Harry Styles.

With Styles being the fourth most listened to artists on Spotify, he has extended his popularity not only to music but also to the big screen. Now, we can even attend a college class to learn more about him.

Digital history professor, Louie Dean Valencia, was excited to announce on Twitter that he will be teaching the first ever course on “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture.”

The class will cover topics and lessons on gender, sexuality, internet culture, media, and class and consumerism. With this, the students will practice their visual, auditory, and technical skills along with audio editing. By the end of the class, the students’ final project will be a podcast. The students will get exactly 15 weeks of studying to prepare for their final.

With only 20 students able to attend the class, and many more wanting to enroll, they must turn to a system of lottery and luck. Valencia is planning to develop an online version of this class in the next six months so that more students can enroll.

The class will count towards many different credits like Honors Studies, History (European or World) International Studies/European Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Diversity Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

We can see that Styles is building up his popularity and fame, making it far in his career, and making a college class something that is entertaining.