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Jan 20, 2009 11:14 AM

Why didn't my college offer this class?

Not sure if this is the right board (media, general, not about food, who knows?) but I saw this article locally and thought how awesome it would be to have this class offered in college. I might have even switched to Journalism school for it.

"Birmingham-Southern College students tour South, eat barbecue for class credit" is their site plus they apparently are on youtube

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  1. Go to your local community college and demand that they hire someone to teach a BBQ class. They may well at least offer it not for credit, if they find a local person willing to teach it. The only limitation will be the lack of a journey through the South. It's likely you'd get a journey through local establishments, or maybe the final exam could be a cookout with a pig in a pit.

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    1. re: saltwater

      Thanks, I'm way past college age and know perfectly well how to 'cue (and have cooked a 70+ lb 1/2 hog). I was more posting because I thought it was kind of interesting and unique.

      1. re: Dax

        So why don't you go to your community college and offer to teach the class? I bet you could get a tour bus and even do the tour of the South thing. Get enough students, and I bet it wouldn't cost you a thing (just count the tour as your payment for teaching!)

        1. re: Dax

          I'm amazed at the things they do now that they didn't used to seem to do. One of the nice things is that the community can ask a community college to offer exactly what it needs. That is expressly one of the goals that the typical community college has these days, what with mission statements, branding, etc. They used to seemingly exist for the idea of transfer classes. I think it is cool that one can get education in areas that one wants to know about, instead of just science, math, English, etc. (Yes, some people also want to know about those, too!) Maybe I'm a little jealous of todays students.