Capitalizing on our present love for all things concerning the living dead, Michigan State University School of Social Work professor Glen Stutzky is introducing a new online class focused on surviving a zombie pandemic. 


Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior will last seven weeks, launching with a world-ending scenario straight out of "The Walking Dead" and forcing participating students to adapt or perish. 


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On his YouTube video, Stutzky says that "in times of catastrophe, some people find their humanity. Others lose it." His hope is that by placing social work students in an imaginary scenario, they can take away valuable lessons on how humans behave, think and interact under pressure. 


In addition to zombies, Stutzky will also touch upon past pandemics, such as the black plague and Spanish flu. "Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself," he said. 


Check out the official course page here and view the clever promo video below. 


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University to offer zombie survival class
Michigan State University's Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior course will launch online this summer.