Alternate course title: Living Through the Obama Economy:

Coming soon, zombies will be invading Michigan State University.

The School of Social Work is offering a one-of-a-kind online course called “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Catastrophes and Human Behavior” that will do a lot more than teach students how to fend off the undead.

Starting May 14 – the first session of the summer 2012 semester – students enrolled in the seven-week course will learn how human behavior and nature change after catastrophic incidences – from the historical to the hypothetical – through a blend of traditional coursework, online forums and a catastrophic event simulation, which will be in the form of a theoretical zombie pandemic.

Aspects of anthropology, sociology and geology, among other disciplines, will be woven into the two-credit course, which will be scored on a traditional 4.0 scale.

“We are using the idea of a zombie apocalypse to attract attention to the important research and science on the topic of ‘Catastrophes and Human Behavior,’” said Glenn Stutzky, social work instructor and creator of the course. “Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself.”

Judging from the rhetoric just a few years ago, I’d have expected college to now be offering courses called “How To Cope With Too Much Success” and “Everybody in the World Loves Each Other: Where Do We Go From Here?” But no… all we get is catastrophe-prep. They’re about three and a half years too late in starting this class.


35 Responses to “New College Course: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse”

  1. Truesoldier__ on March 8th, 2012 5:56 pm

    Sounds to me like they are preparing their students for what they see as the coming apocalypse……Obama's defeat and the rise of Conservatism

  2. ChrisinGilbert on March 8th, 2012 6:13 pm

    Everyone knows it is important to have a zombie attack plan. Mine is in place, just in case. Be prepared. This will help those less fortunate college students who are more likely to be killed by zombies because of their risking behavior. The school is trying to save lives.

  3. Dexter_Alarius on March 8th, 2012 6:55 pm

    “Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself.”

    Catastrophic events? Like the 2008 Election? THAT course would actually be useful.

  4. clu seatoe on March 8th, 2012 7:18 pm

    “Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself.”

    Do I sense a field trip on the Costa Concordia to Haiti coming up this summer?

  5. Marshall_Will on March 8th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Lol, book 'em in 1st Class for all I care?

  6. Marshall_Will on March 8th, 2012 8:37 pm


    I'll settle for the Rise of Sanity. We can work on the whole Conserv thing as we go. Here's another course suggestion:

    Why hitting the MI State Lottery and -continuing- to collect entitlements 'might' be a moral hazard? No Fee

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 8th, 2012 8:42 pm

    Did you perhaps forget your "/ sarcasm" tag or a "winky smiley" … or are you serious ?

    Zombies ? Get REAL man !

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 8th, 2012 8:45 pm

    The Zombie Apocalypse title will draw the students in, but once they realize the course is about real life and not just comic books and horror movies, they`ll split ! And probably demand a refund !

  9. Truesoldier__ on March 8th, 2012 9:00 pm

    No kidding. That woman is the very epitome of the entitlement mentality.

  10. Truesoldier__ on March 8th, 2012 9:01 pm

    You may be onto something. Makes you wonder if there is a "no refund" clause to this course. Quick way for the school to make some cash.

  11. Truesoldier__ on March 8th, 2012 9:03 pm

    Anyone else see the movie "An American Carol"? I loved how they made the had the ACLU in the movie a bunch of zombies….

  12. ChapBix on March 8th, 2012 9:31 pm

    They could toss in a refresher course on the U.S. constitution as a freebie. Enroll them in the Hilsdale College on-line class.

  13. patti on March 8th, 2012 9:40 pm


    Dems have scrubbed the rabid misogynist's invitation from their web site. Four words: Good luck with that.

  14. SignPainterGuy on March 8th, 2012 10:11 pm

    Too late !! It`s been cached somewhere !

    Don`t you know the dem`s Clorox bill is huge, what with all the scrubbing they`ve done over the last few years !

    I used to have a link to the story from `05 of Obama being interviewed by an Ohio newspaper reporter when he was running for the IL Senate. He was asked, "Where were you born ?" Without hesitation, Obama answered, "Kenya".

    I guess he had no prez, aspirations back then.

    The last time I clicked the link, there was nothing there.

  15. Marshall_Will on March 8th, 2012 10:42 pm

    Thanks Patti, I strongly suspected the plug would be mercifully pulled on that disaster in the making. Personally, I'd pay $100 to have An Evening *Without* Bill Maher.

    I think MM put this to rest when GC asked her about "comedians" hiding behind a thin veil of 'humor' and she retracted calling him a dirtbag and instead appropriately labeled him a COWARD.

    Besides, purveying his particular brand of nasty with AL Dims is about the equiv. of being knocked down to the "Chittlin' Circuit" as a musician? Now he can't even land that!

  16. SignPainterGuy on March 8th, 2012 11:10 pm

    The plug on the w/s has been pulled, but is BM now actually un-invited … or has he just gone stealth ?

  17. Marshall_Will on March 8th, 2012 11:28 pm

    Either way, his career is dangling by a thread. As mentioned on MM, not unlike the Housing Boom, all it takes for the Prog Movement to completely DERAIL is simply for it to stop expanding. If only for a news cycle, month or a moment.

    Housing prices weren't going to do nothing but spiral ever upward for well over a decade and THEN… politely *Stop* at some "permanently new high plateau" without repercussion!

    All of a sudden it no longer makes sense to be that committed AND just as we'd witnessed first hand, there's a rush to the exits! No one wants to be left holding the bag? PEU support will absolutely collapse from soccer moms etc. that no longer see their fates intertwined. In fact they'll begin to see they're polar opposites.

  18. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 12:44 am

    Sorta, kinda, in a way, just about, nearly, almost sounds like you`re sayin`, if we ignore it, it`ll go away !

  19. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 1:46 am

    I didn`t see the movie, but I can understand the casting; the ACLU is dead in their souls !

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