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The University of Kentucky now offers a class on tacos

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Kentucky is offering a class on tacos. That's right, tacos. 

"Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. South" is an actual undergraduate class this semester.

As Vice News' Munchies reports, assistant professor Steven Alvarez assigns various writing exercises that engage students.

For example, writing about their favorite Mexican dishes and then analyzing the ingredients.

"You can go to the smallest towns in Appalachia and there will always be a Mexican restaurant. It is really interesting to see how Mexican food has evolved socially here. This class allows our students to explore the issues of immigration, inequality, workers, intercultural communication, and literacy through the prism of food," Alvarez told Munchies. 

According to the Pew Research Center, Kentucky has one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the country. 

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