A ‘Walking Dead’ college course? Sure, why not? For those that have always wanted to fully embrace the AMC hit series ‘The Walking Dead,’ now they can by taking an online college course at the University of California, Irvine, which encompasses the zombie-loving series.
Titled “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’” the course is eight weeks long and will be taught by four professors specializing in social sciences, physics, mathematics and public health.
One of the professors who teaches public health, Zuzana Bic, said in a news release, "'The Walking Dead' provides many poignant case studies related to the scholarly areas covered in the course, and it helps that it’s one of TV’s most popular shows. There will be something for everyone in this course, which will explore concepts as varied as post-disaster nutrition, the foundations of human survival and stereotypes in a Darwinian environment.”
AMC's vice president of promotions and activation, Theresa Beyer, said in a statement, "There is clearly a growing appetite for engagement with 'The Walking Dead,' and we hope this online course will drive a deep, sustained connection with the show during its upcoming fourth season and offer a legitimate educational experience that can be applied even more broadly."
It is an open online course, so anyone can participate. What’s even better is it’s FREE! Yes, you read that right. Do you want to enroll? Click here to sign up.
The course begins on Monday, Oct. 14, the day after ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 premieres.
It might sound crazy to some, but who wouldn’t want to sit around and discuss his/her favorite TV show?