San Diego State University will give students a course on Bad Bunny in 2023, which will focus on the singer’s impact on Latino culture.
SDSU associate director of journalism and media studies Nathian Shae Rodriguez will be teaching the course and indicated that the artist has changed the reggaeton music industry by challenging traditional modes of Latino masculinity.
The professor says the artist changed the reggaeton music industry by challenging traditional modes of Latin masculinity.
“Bad Bunny has transformed reggaeton like no other artist has. When you think of reggaeton, it’s hypermasculine, machista is embedded in its core. And Bad Bunny has come in and turned it upside down,” MD Nate Rodriguez told CBS News.
“Bad Bunny gives us another side of masculinity, and how masculinity can be, how it should be. How it can be authentic, how it can be endearing, how it can be loving,” he added.
Different universities to teach classes on various musicians
University courses exploring the works of popular music artists and their impact are becoming increasingly common.
In July, Texas State University announced it will design a course on Harry Styles, and the University of Texas at Austin will offer a course on Taylor Swift. UT Austin also previously offered a course titled “Beyonc Feminism, Rihanna Feminism: Popular Music and Black Feminist Theory.”