Miley Cyrus course offered at New York college

Miley Cyrus performs during Y100's Jingle Ball 2013 Presented by Jam Audio Collection at BB&T Center on Dec. 20, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla.
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Skidmore College's core slogan is "creative thought matters," and that also applies to the school's course catalog.

Students attending the liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., can take a class this summer called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media."

The course will be held for 2 1/2 hours, three days a week.

Instructor Carolyn Chernoff told local paper The Daily Gazette that students shouldn't expect to attend a blow-off class.

"I created it as a creative and rigorous way of looking at what's relevant about sociology and sociology theory," Chernoff said. "Miley Cyrus is a surprisingly complicated cultural moment."

No word yet on whether a follow-up course on twerking will be offered.

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