Studying has never been this exciting, especially if you’re a Swiftie! Just imagine taking a course about Taylor Swift!
Stanford University is now offering a course cleverly entitled “All Too Well (10 Week Version)” in the upcoming winter quarter as one of the classes taught under the umbrella of Introductory Studies, and promises an “in depth analysis” of the No. 1 hit’s emotive lyrics taught by alum Nona Hungate.
According to Stanford, each of the ITAL 99 courses, in which the course is part of, “offers students an introduction to topics taught by alumni of the program. With each quarter offering unique courses, these student-led classes are focused on hands-on learning and have included topics such as travel sketching, watercolor, music composition, improv acting, animation, and digital art, among many others.”
Swift’s artistry has increasingly been a topic of study at numerous universities across the US. In February 2022, NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music launched its first-ever class on the superstar, taught by Rolling Stone writer Brittany Spanos.
NYU has given the singer an honorary degree. Taylor received a Doctor of Fine Arts at the said university last year. In her commencement speech, she told her fellow graduates, “I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you.”
“We’re doing this together. So let’s just keep dancing like we’re… the class of ‘22,” she added.
Last August, the University of Texas at Austin also rolled out a new ‘Taylor-based’ liberal arts course named “Literary Contests and Contexts: The Taylor Swift Songbook,” where the singer-songwriter’s work was studied alongside the likes of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wyatt, Coleridge, Keats, Dickinson, and Plath with “required texts” including four of her most recent albums.
Swift is currently gearing up for the start of her wildly anticipated The Eras Tour, which starts this Friday, March 17 at the State Farm Arena in Glendale, Arizona, with openers Paramore and GAYLE.
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