'Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse' & Other Hot New College Courses

walking deadDude, face facts: Does it really make sense to major in economics or education when the end of the world is nigh? I mean, come on. Why waste your college education on a degree in marketing when a few years from now, we're all gonna be holed up in a bunker somewhere hoping the walkers don't find us?

At least the folks at Michigan State University are thinking ahead. That's why this summer they're offering a seven-week course called ''Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior.''

The purpose of the class is to "utilize the hypothetical to draw attention to historical cataclysmic events and their impact on personal, societal, and global levels"; this will apparently include the Walking Dead-inspired “Catastrophic Event Simulation,” which splits up students into survivor groups. (I'm guessing if you live, you pass the course.)

Now that's the kind of learning you don't get from a book. But wait, zombies aren't the only looming threat!


What about vampires? Aliens? Hunger Gamers? Yikes!

If I were going back to school right now, I'd want my class schedule to look like this:

"Fangbanging 101: How to Love a Vampire & Still Be Able to Suntan." Much as we all love True Blood, what if your town turned into Bon Temps? Class will focus on vamp/human communication skills and bio-hazardous waste disposal.

"Naval War Strategies for the New Age: Fighting an Alien Fleet." Um, have you seen the trailer for Battleship? Class will focus on Alexander Skarsgard. And ... uh ... sailing. And stuff.

"So You're a Vampire. Now What?" You know Bella would sign up for this one if she could.

"A Beginner's Guide to the Arena: Hunting, Fighting, Hiding, and Everything Else You Need to Know to Survive." The thing about The Hunger Games that really gets me, as far as apocalyptic fantasies go? I can actually see something like that happening. So yeah, um ... what do I do for extra credit?

What post-apocalyptic fantasy-inspired college course would you want to take?


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