If you can’t have enough of Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, aka Bad Bunny, then you can soon become a Conejo Malo connoisseur by enrolling in the newest San Diego State University (SDSU) class: A Bad Bunny course — of course.
The university will be offering a Bad Bunny class in 2023 that will focus on the Puerto Rican artist’s impact on Latine culture, according to a report made by NowThis New
The class will reportedly be taught by Dr. Nathian Shae Rodríguez, the associate director of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at SDSU.
“Bad Bunny has transformed reggaetón like no other artist has. When you think about reggaetón, it’s hypermasculine, machista is embedded in its core. And Bad Bunny has come and flipped it upside down,” said Rodríguez during an interview with CBS News. “Bad Bunny gives us another side to masculinity, and how masculinity can be, how it should be. How it can be authentic, how it can be endearing, how it can be loving.”
Although there are still not many details about the class, Rodríguez recently shared on Twitter that Bad Bunny’s most recent video of “El Apagón” is also a matter of study.
“Another reason 4a class on @sanbenito! He just dropped a music video 4 #ElApagon that doubles as a documentary 4 the exploitation & displacement of Puerto Ricans. It highlights colonialism, neoliberalism, & boricua resistance!” Rodríguez tweeted.
Another reason 4a class on @sanbenito! He just dropped a music video 4 #ElApagon that doubles as a documentary 4 the exploitation & displacement of Puerto Ricans. It highlights colonialism, neoliberalism, & boricua resistance! @SDSU_JMS https://t.co/fgOUc0qqvT
— Nathian Shae Rodriguez (@DrNateRodriguez) September 16, 2022
In 2020, Rodríguez offered a class on Selena Quintanilla, which explored the legacy of the Tejano music queen and her representation in the media. The class was called “JMS 496: Selena and Latinx Media Representation.”
Next year, Bad Bunny will be the main character in this new university class about Latine representation. Will you register? I am certainly thinking of enrolling at SDSU just so I can take that Conejo Malo class.