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How many times have you sat around with friends and family and discussed how you might react to your favorite televised catastrophe? The topic comes up a lot at the Munder household and I always decide I simply don't have as strong a desire to live as those folks on AMC's The Walking Dead or say, Ripley from the movie Alien. But how would you know for sure?

Welcome to Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse — Catastrophes and Human Behavior an online summer class offering at MSU. The class lasts seven weeks and blends traditional coursework with online forums and its hallmark activity: a zombie apocalypse simulation.

"Though the topic is serious and worthy of academic study, the challenges presented in surviving a hypothetical zombie pandemic have real-world applications," Stutzky said. "After all, zombies make everything more interesting."

I wonder if I can audit the course?


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Feb. 29th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Ok, that's very, very funny. :)
Mar. 2nd, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
Heee! The entire class concept appeals to my inner prepper.

Edited to add: Oooh, and while I was farting around on the Alien link, I came across the upcoming movie "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott. *strokes mustache* v-e-r-y interesting.

Edited at 2012-03-02 02:05 pm (UTC)
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
That looks fun. I have some great spoof papers and the like on spoof species and diseases that were actually very useful exercises as well as amusing diversions.
Mar. 2nd, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
I bet this class is already full. :) Maybe I can get in on the "simulation" as a dead volunteer.
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