It's tough to imagine there's a college degree program out there that will set you on track to lead the sort of life Anthony Bourdain did. The globe-trotting celebrity ex-cook, who died of suicide in June, inspired many of us to squeeze the most out of our own time on this Earth by traveling, exploring, and eating with an open and curious mind.
And while you may not be able to major in "Bourdain" just yet, his life and work is now officially the subject of a dedicated college course.
The class, which will be offered in the 2019 Spring semester at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, will look at Bourdain's influence on food writing, travel writing, and television by considering the creative works that helped shape his view of the world, according to Professor Todd Kennedy, who'll be teaching it. Dubbed "English 475: Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers," it pairs Bourdain's work with the writings and films that influenced him, "connecting ways of understanding the world around us through the lens of a transformative writer and public figure," per the course description Kennedy posted to Twitter.