While it’s not an entire qualification – like the Master’s Degree the Uni of Liverpool began offering last year on The Beatles – it is still a bona fide stream in which students will examine Styles “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.”
The dude who’ll be helming the sure-to-be-crazy-popular course is Associate Professor of Digital History at the uni, Dr Louie Dean Valencia, who tweeted his enthusiasm a couple of days ago: “It’s official, official. I’m teaching the world’s first ever university course on the work of #HarryStyles.”
Harry’s not the first to have received the academic treatment. The Uni of South Carolina has offered a course on the rise of Lady Gaga, New Jersey’s Rutgers Uni previously offered a subjects on Beyoncé, and Concordia Uni in Monreal once ran classes on the work of Kanye West.