A Selena-Inspired Course Is Coming to San Diego State

Selena fans, it looks like we'll all be headed to San Diego State for some lessons on the Queen of Tejano -- Selena Quintanilla!

The university made the announcement today (Tuesday) on what would've been Selena's 48th birthday that a new course dedicated to her was on its way!

"Selena and Latinx Media Representation" will begin spring 2020 and will explore the culture and influence of the Grammy-winning pop star, said Nathian Shae Rodriguez, an assistant professor of digital media studies.

In a Facebook post, Rodriguez said "The course explores and deconstructs the socio-cultural mediated representations of intersectional Latinx identities by analyzing the music, career and influence of Selena. The course also accentuates her influence on Latinx media, media personalities, audience reception and niche marketing."


The course is a collaboration between the university's School of Journalism and Media Studies and the university's Digital Humanities Initiative. Students can register starting Nov. 1, Rodriguez said in the Facebook post.

Rodriguez said the course was personal to him and important to offer at San Diego State University. I mean, yes! Come through Professor Rodriguez!

“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.”


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