OMG: U of South Carolina adds Lady Gaga sociology course
Yup, you read that headline right -- next spring the University of South Carolina will offer a course called, "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame."
OMG, OMG, OMG. Coolest class ever, right?
The course will be taught by Mathieu Deflem, a longtime sociology professor at the college whose focus is usually criminology, policing and the sociology of law. But, as the Daily Gamecock reports, he is also a huge Lady Gaga fan.
The course will examine how exactly Lady Gaga managed to become so famous so quickly. Right now, the pop diva has more then 10 million Facebook fans and 6 million Twitter followers. (And yet again she is one of the year's most popular Halloween costumes.)
"What is important about the course is it isn't a musicology course," Deflem told the Daily Gamecock. "It also isn't a literary criticism course. It's not a poetry course. It's not like a dance course. It's not an art course. It's distinctly sociological."
| October 28, 2010; 2:03 PM ET
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