This Southern University Is Teaching an Anthony Bourdain Course Next Spring
Can we audit?
Some things feel like the right thing to do. Like streaming five straight episodes of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Sunday night when you've got a massive deadline looming Monday morning. For Todd Kennedy, the head of Nicholls State University's film department in Thibodaux, Louisiana, creating a class on the late, great, renegade host just seemed like the right thing to do in the wake of Bourdain's death this past June.
"I've always enjoyed his shows. I wasn't obsessed per se, but after he died it affected me more than I thought it would," Kennedy told USA TODAY. "I thought about how original he was putting together literature, film, travel and food. In my profession, we look to see how these things come together in culture. I thought it would be a good idea for a class," Kennedy explained. He received almost instant approval to move forward with the class, which is now billed as "English 475: Anthony Bourdain and his Influencers."
Word of the class has taken the internet by storm, leaving many wishing they could return to college for the spring 2019 course.
We don't know about you, but we'll certainly be waiting with bated breath for updates on this front. What could be cooler than diving deep into some of our favorite episodes of Parts Unknown?
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