Getting class credit for midnight taco runs may sound like a delicious, salsa-filled dream — but it’s about to become very real. As of this semester, the University of Kentucky is offering a class called “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. South.”
Cliff’s Notes: Eat tacos. ‘Gram them. Write about them. Get an A+.
“This class allows our students to explore the issues of immigration, inequality, workers, intercultural communication, and literacy through the prism of food,” professor Steven Alvarez told Vice. Alvarez is an assistant professor in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies department. “My hope, at the very least, is to have my students build more connections with the community and help with public writing—things like helping out small Mexican restaurants with menus and website design if they’d like.”
So, okay. The class is ostensibly about more than just tacos.