You read that right, the University of California Irvine is now offering an 8-week zombie survival course, based around The Walking Dead, that actually counts for college credit. Unfortunately, there’s no hands-on training with weapons such as the heavily-armed baby stroller above. Continue reading for videos and more information.

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?

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