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Alisha Grauso

If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, or the zombie genre at all, then you know that the Zombie Apocalypse is a very real threat. Seriously. Ask your nearest zombie enthusiast-slash-Doomsday prepper. But if you're always the one who dies first every time you take one of those "Would You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?" quizzes, then human meat sack, have I got some great news for you: AMC has partnered with Instructure and the University of California Irvine for a massive, free online course to help you survive.

The free course is titled Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead and will run for eight weeks. The seminars will be taught by UC Irvine instructors from a range of departments including physics, math, public health, and social sciences.

This is a very cool team-up, and the minds over at AMC are excited, reveals Theresa Beyer, VP of promotions and activation:

Fans of the show know that 'The Walking Dead' is about more than zombies; it's about survival, leadership and adapting to situations that are perilous and uncertain. 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.

Anyone can enroll in the class here:, and again, it's completely free. The courses will start on Monday, October 14th to coincide with the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead the night before. It will run every Monday for eight weeks until December 2nd.

And don't worry if you're not in the U.S. - the class is designed to be spoiler-free:

Because the series will air at different times around the world, Canvas Network will put in place provisions to help international participants avoid spoilers.

Lock 'n load, everyone.

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