When I went to school, I had to take a bunch of bullshit classes that meant absolutely nothing to me. In an honestly, in my last year of Hunter College, I had to fulfill a feminism course and they put me in a class called “The Feminist Perspective on Porn.” We watched and hour and half of porn twice a week. No kidding.
Anyway, a professor at the Univeristy of Kentucky is finally offering something I can get behind: Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the US South. It’s a fucking class about tacos! The mastermind behind this idea? Professor Steven Alvare.
In an interview with Vice, Alvarez says,
“I make them collect stories. I have students doing restaurant reviews and taco tours in the area that is now known as ‘Mexington,’ a.k.a. the barrio of Lexington. I make my students post on Instagram and use hashtags as a form of archiving. With all of these assignments, my students are practicing different storytelling techniques and forms of collecting data. At the very end of the course, my students will be generators of knowledge, have a portfolio full of multimedia food journalism, and they will be over the fajita stage of Mexican food.”
It’s a taco class, people! A TACO CLASS.
Where do I sign up?