University of Tennessee to Offer Class on Dolly Parton’s Life
The acceptance letter is in, and that means that Dolly Parton is getting her own college course.
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville recently announced plans to offer a semester-long class about the country queen’s upbringing in the East Tennessee region. The course will be open to honors history students as the first thesis seminar of three total they will need to take as a graduation requirement.
While the syllabus was not released, the course was described as an introduction and discovery of Parton’s childhood in the simple small town to her international success as a country music artist. As a part of the coursework, students will be required to read Parton’s book, Dolly: My Life, along with other books about the Appalachian lifestyle to supplement the material.
Parton took to Twitter to show her excitement over the development at the university with her classic comedic wit. Claiming she never was the top of her class, she felt honored to be recognized at a university for something in education at least once in her life.
“From the girl voted in high school ‘Least Likely to Succeed,’ this sure is a blessing,” Parton hilariously wrote alongside the university’s tweet regarding the course.
It was not yet announced in which semester the course about Parton would be offered.