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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse Survival 101

Matt Boiselle I'm not one to complain, but where the heck were classes like this when I was in school ? There has got to be more than a fair share of our readers that, when you were in either High School, College, or Grad School. were absolutely bored to tears with the curriculum. You know what you need to take to graduate, but just the act of sitting through it made you want to bang your skull off of your desk until you blacked out.

So now we flash forward to May 14th, 2012 on the campus of Michigan State University, where the Dean of students and his faculty fully believe that this generation's students not only need the prerequisites such as math, English, and certain language classes to survive in this cruel world, but a class in survivalism during a zombie apocalypse ? Now that is what I call earning college credits ! MSU's School of Social Work is offering an online class entitled " Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Catastrophes and Human Behavior, and this class promises much more than the normal " how do I effectively kill a zombie ?" type of information.

The 7 week course will integrate human behavior and nature change following certain catastrophic circumstances, using both hypothetical and historical implementation, including an all-out simulation of a zombie apocalypse. The course's creator and work instructor, Glenn Stutzky, says that students will work in small groups during the first week of classes and develop ways to survive the undead outbreak, and as the weeks change, so will the varied simulations. Topics like the Black Plague and meteoric strikes upon Planet Earth will force students to change their ways of thinking and apply certain techniques to each corresponding disaster. all of their collective planning will fall into order on the final simulation event, which promises to be a true test of all that they have learned.

Mr. Stutzky and a team from Visual University Design and Tech. are using every available avenue of social media to promote the course. Finally, a course that can truly be applied after graduation........I mean think about it, how many people do you know that have a degree in "communications", but feel the need to use the word "like" in a sentence over and over ?

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