Taylor Swift course taught at UC Berkeley sparks questions over Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

"The same people who want us to pay off their student loans are taking college courses on Taylor Swift."

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
The University of California Berkeley offers business courses on the success of Taylor Swift, which reportedly teach students how the world-renowned singer and songwriter used marketing to achieve her level of fame.

While students reportedly fight for a coveted spot in the course each semester, according to CBS News, the decision to offer students this course has been lambasted due to the Biden administration's proposal to forgive student loan debt, meaning that taxpayers would be footing the bill for these students to learn about Swift.

The Post Millennial's editor-in-chief Libby Emmons shared a CBS News segment of Berkeley students enrolled in the course on X, which sparked debate in the comment section.

"The same people who want us to pay off their student loans are taking college courses on Taylor Swift," wrote Emmons.

In response to Emmons, an X user weighed in and said: "Ridiculous to say to least ... no value adding for the US economy, what an utter waste of Taxpayers money ftm ....."

"What a scam, students paying big bucks for a feel good class," another added.

"Better not see any of them crying on TikTok about their worthless degree," wrote another.

CBS News reports that the course titled "Artistry and Entrepreneurship: Taylor's Version," is entirely taught by two undergraduate students, Sofia Lendhal and Miaad Bushala.

There are currently 44 students enrolled in the course.

"Taylor is so strategic in all the things that she does," Bushala told the network. "When you think of a brand, that's all they ever want. They want loyal customers and that's what Taylor has."

In addition to UC Berkeley, other colleges such as Stanford University and Harvard University have also jumped on the Taylor Swift train and are offering courses about the so-called "Swift Effect" in departments ranging from gender studies, political science, and English, per CBS News.

"There's a reason top institutions are studying that," said Sejal Krishnan, a chemical engineering major who is enrolled in the course. "They know it's a trend."
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