Monday, 16 December 2013

Uni Offering Zombie Classes

Back in September The University of California Irvine was offering an eight week zombie survival course according to Geekologie
While the course might be driven by the popular idea of zombies and the use of The Walking Dead, the course sounded pretty legit in a sociology aspect. 
From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC's The Walking Dead as its basis. Four faculty members from the University of California, Irvine will take you on an inter-disciplinary academic journey deep into the world of AMC's The Walking Dead, exploring the following topics:

Maslow's hierarchy of needs--is survival just about being alive?

Social order and structures--from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
Social identity, roles, and stereotyping--as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
The role of public health in society--from the CDC to local community organizations
The spread of infectious disease and population modeling--swarm!
The role of energy and momentum in damage control--how can you best protect yourself?
Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world--are squirrels really good for you?
Managing stress in disaster situations--what's the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?
If this is ever available near my city better believe I will drop making legitimate money and attend this class. Would you?

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