ByMatt Carter, writer at Creators.co
If the zombie apocalypse kicks off you'll find me in the Winchester
Matt Carter

Want to know the best way to get people into further education? Offer a zombie survival course based on hit show The Walking Dead. University of California, Irvine joined forces with AMC to offer a massive open online course titled, Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The course was a huge success, attracting over 65,000 users over its eight-week run, and looking at some of the core content, its easy to see why.

Students explored some of the following topics:

  • Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
  • Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
  • The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
  • Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?

The course was clearly worthwhile with 80% of participants admitting that it had increased their chances of surviving the zombie apocalypse.

I wonder if the final exam involved assessments in crossbow skills, growing facial hair and staring passively into the middle distance?

What advice would you give to a student in order to survive the zombie apocalypse? Sound off in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter.

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