Taylor Swift performs in Cleveland, Ohio, in October 2021.

Taylor Swift attends New York University's commencement ceremony on May 18, 2022.

The class will mostly focus on songs from Swift's recent albums, but students are free to bring up older songs for discussion, Scala said.

With most of the lyrics posted online and the songs available on Apple Music or Spotify, students don't have to buy music for the class, she said.

"I think it's important to connect the curriculum to the present, but I'm not willing to cede the past. This is my way of sneaking the older material back in with relevance," she added.