In Philippine classrooms, there is a Taylor Swift craze. 

MANILA (Reuters) - The capital of the Philippines is now home to a top institution offering ,

a celebrity studies course that explores singer Taylor Swift's influence on pop culture worldwide.

More than 300 students enrolled in the University of the Philippines' elective course during the performer's visit to Asia this week,

quickly filling the few available spots and forcing the administration to add another session. 

Following her first lecture, Cherish Brillon, a professor in the broadcast communications department, declared, 

We're going to treat Taylor Swift like a celebrity, which means we're going to look ,

at her from the lens of various ways of thinking such as the intersection of sex, gender, and class."

Brillon, who refers to herself as a "Swiftie" to the singer's devoted followers, said that the course will also examine how Swift is portrayed in the media and how the Philippines views her as a "transnational" figure.

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