It shows that mankind has reached such a level of intellect that there are very few things to be added to new curriculums, when the University of California Irvine decides to add a bizarre new course. The eight-week course in question is to help youngsters, paranoid old folk and some curious chumps to absorb whatever knowledge they can, to protect themselves from a zombie apocalypse. The course uses The Walking Dead as its basis and goes on to cover a number of survival techniques and methodologies. Four faculty strong, the course embark students on an ‘inter-disciplinary academic journey’. Some of the aspects covered include Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, social order and structures, social identity, roles and stereotyping, the importance of public health, the role of energy and momentum in damage control, nutrition in a damned world, stress and disaster management, and more!
All this said and done could well include a few more shows that deserve special courses. Breaking Bad could inspire some chemical experiments (science b***h), Game of Thrones could well tackle the problem of human anatomies and how one should slice necks efficiently, Homeland could well mix business and personal pleasure with a score of other topics. The list goes on!
[Via - Geekologie]