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Go To School With The Walking Dead; Seriously & For Free

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 12:00


The Walking Dead has been invading our every day lives ever since creator Robert Kirkman penned the first comic book ten years ago.

Since then, The Walking Dead has grown into a 100-plus-issue comic book series as well as a hit television show on AMC, with board games, Halloween costumes and more.

Now it has been announced that you can go to school with The Walking Dead, and it's free!

AMC and have announced a free course about The Walking Dead taught by four Ph.D. professors. 

The Walking Dead course includes video lectures, interactions with the teachers and other students, forums and social media.

You won't be graded on the course and it's also stated it's only for ages 18 and up.

The course description in part reads:

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?

You can sign up here.