“Zombies are a popular metaphor for apocalypse both in popular culture and mainstream academic pursuits, even being used by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for teaching emergency preparedness. This course uses current research and science on Catastrophes and Human Behavior together with the idea of a Zombie Apocalypse to learn about the nature, scope, and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations, and the Earth itself.” — Course Description – SW290: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior
An online class at MSU is gaining popularity and some critical acclaim. “Surviving the coming Zombie Apocalypse” has been awarded the best online class in the 2013 AT&T faculty-staff award competition.
The class teaches students how to survive in a world overrun with zombies. Students band together to gather supplies, assess dangerous situations, and even decide the fate of other survivors seeking refuge.
Check out the video “Chapter 1 – The Incident” below.