At the beginning of nearly every semester, we all set aside those very special courses to serve as Blow-Off Classes. You know, the kind you plan to skip and sleep through. Where the instructor doesn't really care, or you know you can sail through without a hitch. Courses like Philosophy, Art History, or Parapsychology. But one brave professor from the University of South Carolina has started instructing what may be one of the oddest classes ever: "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame".
Yes, Sociology Professor Matthew Deflem has stated that the goal of the course is to focus on the social construction of fame. Professor Deflem even maintains the website GagaFrontRow.net. The best part is, this guy is dead serious. Check this out straight from the university's website:
"Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame (SOCY 398D) is an undergraduate course taught by Mathieu Deflem, Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. The course introduces students to a sociological analysis of selected social issues related to the work of Lady Gaga. "
Essentially, this creepy guy follows Gaga, goes to all of her shows, obsessively studies her, and now is going to teach a class about said obsession. You sir, are revolutionizing the standards by which higher education is held to.