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There's Now a Course on the Art of Selfies

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Do your selfies make the grade? City Lit, a 96-year-old adult center in central , is offering a four-week course this winter called "the art of self-portraiture." The center has thousands of classes available, for everything from app-making to yoga.

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For about $200, students in the class will "improve their critical understanding of the photographic self-portrait, as well as a platform to develop ideas towards the creation of a coherent body of work.  "In addition to improving their photography skills, they'll also be talking about "notions of identity, selfhood and memory."

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This is hardly the first time that an aspect of pop has become the subject of higher . There have been classes at Harvard about 's The Wire, courses on video-game theory at MIT and an examination of Beyonce at Rutgers, to name a few.

Indeed, the word's steady hold on the global lexicon has lent itself to some interesting bits of industry lately – from its inclusion in the updated Scrabble game, to beauty campaigns like 's just-announced partnership with Shiseido, to the prevalence of selfie sticks (especially this New Year's Eve) and companies like GoPro, Purina and Samsung cashing in with promotional selfies.

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