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New York Uni Launches The Sociology Of Miley Cyrus Course - And No, You Won't Be Twerking

25/04/2014 08:58 BST | Updated 25/04/2014 09:59 BST
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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Entertainer Miley Cyrus winks and sticks out her tongue as she performs during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

It was only a matter of time, really, til somewhere stooped to the low of all lows and offered a course on Miley Cyrus and her infinitely irritating tongue.

Well done Skidmore College in New York, that place is you. Students will be able to take up "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media", this summer if they so desire.

The Wrecking Ball singer joins the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce, who both have university courses dedicated to them.

The university's visiting assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff says she'll focus on the 21-year-old performer and all her incarnations as a way to study such topics as gender, race, class, fame and power.

She says she got the idea after teaching a course on youth culture that featured video of Cyrus twerking at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.