EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is taking on the zombie threat.
The School of Social Work is offering an online course called "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Catastrophes and Human Behavior."
The seven-week course starts May 14. The university says students will learn how human behavior and nature change after catastrophes, both historical and hypothetical.
The course will combine traditional coursework, online forums and a catastrophic event simulation of a zombie pandemic.
"We are using the idea of a zombie apocalypse to attract attention to the important research and science on the topic of 'Catastrophes and Human Behavior,'" said Glenn Stutzky, social work instructor and creator of the course. "Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself."
The university says the two-credit course will include aspects of anthropology, sociology and geology.
Course details: http://bit.ly/zFXF2P
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