California university now teaching zombie survival online
The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of infectious disease and population modeling — swarm!"
On top of all the learning and fun that the course description offers up, the class is being offered free. AMC has also taken a look at the syllabus, which means classes will be teaching lessons pertinent to next season's episodes as they air. So if you've got a hankerin' for a hunk o' learning-based spoilers, head on over to the course's enrollment page and sign up.
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With school starting up again, AMC has just announced their upcoming course. Yes, AMC the network, not AMC the college. The Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) is called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead ." It represents an intersection of AMC, Salt Lake City-based Instructure, and UC Irvine, AMC will be providing...
AMC's "The Walking Dead" is about a zombie apocalypse and films in Atlanta, Georgia. LOS ANGELES (CNN) - The next time you binge-watch "The Walking Dead," you could pass it off as homework. The AMC show is now the subject of a free, massive online open course - or MOOC - at the University of California, Irvine.
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properREDeye wrote September 11, 2013 5:29:07 PM CEST
People are a product of their society. It doesn't bode well for society when you can take an 'educational' course on surviving a science fiction scenario involving cannibalistic reanimated corpses, this is one of the most ridiculous things i have ever heard. Modern governments depend on peoples fear and use it as a control mechanism, removing basic rights under threat of violence/terrorism, this is just another spoke in the wheel, a biproduct of unemployable youth who couldnt get a job even if they wanted one because the man made recession has killed almost every industry
jamesgodin5 wrote September 11, 2013 1:24:27 AM CEST
Freakin California. That is one stupid, & useless class. Just perfect for those looking for a career in fast food, or being an evangelist for atheism.