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15 bizarre college courses

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 24, 2010, 12:25 p.m.

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Zombies in Popular Media

Are you a fan of "The Walking Dead?" Is "Zombieland" your favorite movie? If so, Columbia College in Chicago has just the class for you. Its Zombies in Popular Media class traces the history of zombies in movies and literature and explores how zombies relate to themes of capitalism, individuality and xenophobia.

The flesh-eating undead are also the focus of a new course at the University of Baltimore titled Media Genres: Zombies. The class' syllabus features such titles as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Patient Zero, and students will screen classic zombie horror films like George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead."