The course, entitled “Selena and Latinx Media Representation” will be available for students at San Diego State University, spring semester 2020.
In dedication to the Grammy-award winning singer, university staff announced the new course Tuesday, on what would have been Selena’s 48th birthday.
Assistant professor of digital media studies and creator of the course, Nathian Shae Rodriguez said that the class will analyze the cultural and musical influence of the iconic pop star.
“The course explores and deconstructs the socio-cultural mediated representations of intersectional Latinx identities by analyzing the music, career, and influence of Selena,” Rodriguez said on Facebook. “The course also accentuates her influence on Latinx media, media personalities, audience reception, and niche marketing.”
Rodriguez reflected on the impact the late singer had on his life.
“Selena was such an inspiration to so many Latinx individuals around the world, and continues to be today,” he said. “I grew up listening to Selena and wanted to create a course that highlighted her impact on not just Latinx culture, but pop culture in an international scope.”
Registration for “Selena and Latinx Media Representation” will be available for San Diego State University students on Nov. 1.