Surviving catastrophe: Learn what to do when zombies attack

Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Michigan State University To Offer Zombie Fighting Class [Video].

The zombie apocalypse is coming, that’s a fact. And if you want to be prepared you should probably enroll in Michigan State University’s new course, “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior.”

The course, according to Time Magazine, focuses on how humans behave when faced with plagues or other catastrophic events. The course will cover the hypothetical questions concerning a zombie uprising, but will also look at how to deal with earthquakes, plagues, falling meteors and other doomsday scenarios.

The course will be taught by Glenn Stutzky, who summed up the program to TIME.com by saying: “In a time of catastrophe, some people find their humanity; other lose theirs.”

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I get that the Survival Zombie Apocalypse books are fun to read and a novelty item to have in your bookshelf, but doing an actual course in it, at a university? A waste of tuition money? Or, a unique way to illustrate concepts? I bet it will be the most popular course in the catalog.

Here’s an introduction video to the class:

  2 comments for “Surviving catastrophe: Learn what to do when zombies attack

  1. Bill
    March 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    I think this is a serious class about some serious social issues with a neat “hook” to get young college students interested.

  2. Massachusetts
    March 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    It’s probably an engaging and creative way to illustrate concepts which are applicable to other more realistic disaster scenarios. Even a show like The Walking Dead gets people thinking about social relationships and priorities, and that’s not a disciplined course in any way.

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