Just being herself regardless of how bizarre that may appear at times has made Miley Cyrus more well known than ever before worldwide. The Hollywood Reporter reported on March 28, 2014 that a Cyrus college course will be offered in New York. It has been reported by the Saratogian newspaper that Skidmore College,
which is a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, is planning to offer a summer course called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media."
Visiting assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff has said, "You can study a lot of things based on Miley. She represents how transient wealth and fame can be, and shows how possible it is to change your image." Chernoff first got the idea for this course when she was teaching a class on youth culture. At that time she screened a video of Cyrus' twerking spectacle at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The students gave a positive reaction to this which turned into a lecture at the college's Women's Center, and now the summer course.
MTV reports Cyrus is now being called "a great case study". Cyrus will be the primariy topic of a sociology class at Skidmore College this summer. Chernoff sees her life as a great lens through which to examine race, class, gender and media. Chernoff plans to discuss what it means to be an appropriate rebel female media figure. This sounds like a really fun course and is likely to be even more fascinating if Cyrus shows up for some guest lectures. Perhaps she could than be offered an honorary PhD in pop culture.