San Diego State University Will Offer a Class on Bad Bunny in 2023

Students at SDSU will be offered a course on global superstar Bad Bunny in 2023 that will focus the singer’s impact on the Latine culture.

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Students at San Diego State University will be offered a course on global superstar Bad Bunny in 2023. The college course will reportedly focus on the reggaetón singer’s impact on Latine culture.

Nathian Shae Rodriguez, the associate director of journalism and media studies at San Diego State, will be teaching the course. He says that the artist has changed the reggaetón music industry by challenging traditional modes of Latine masculinity.

“Bad Bunny has transformed reggaetón like no other artist has. When you think about reggaetón, it's hypermasculine, machista is embedded in its core. And Bad Bunny has come and flipped it upside down,” Dr. Nate Rodríguez told CBS News. “Bad Bunny gives us another side to 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.”

College courses exploring the works of popular music artists and their impact are becoming increasingly common. In July, Texas State University announced that it will be designing a course around Harry Styles, and the University of Texas at Austin is offering a course of its own on Taylor Swift. UT Austin also previously offered a course entitled “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism: Popular Music and Black Feminist Theory.”