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Sunday, January 31, 2016

INSANE - Taco eating classes at University of Kentucky

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(Fox News)  -  First it was college credits for learning about pizza and beer.  Now it’s a class about tacos.

Students at the University of Kentucky have the distinct opportunity to pay money to get schooled in eating tacos. 

According to Munchies, the university is offering an undergraduate class called "Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the US South."

Steven Alvarez, an assistant professor from the school's writing, rhetoric, and digital studies department told Munchies that the class is about building social connections through food.

"This class allows our students to explore the issues of immigration, inequality, workers, intercultural communication, and literacy through the prism of food," he said.

Class work includes studying the cultural significance of Mexican food, writing restaurant reviews, and of course, eating tacos. Students to have some food for thought with assigned texts about tacos, including OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano's “Taco USA,” and a book based just on tortillas—and they compile research about their experiences.

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