Michigan State Offers a Course on How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Mental Floss – by Nick Greene

Our institutions of higher education are finally teaching students things they’ll actually need in the real world. This summer, Michigan State University will once again offer a course called “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior.”

According to its Facebook page, the online course “uses the idea of a Zombie Apocalypse to attract attention to the important topic and research on ‘Catastrophes and Human Behavior.'” Students will “learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events,” and will be “assigned into Survivor Groups located throughout the United States and must face the challenges of living and surviving together during a catastrophic event.”  

Not only will students learn how to plan for the day when hordes of mindless, gore-covered fiends come for their delicious brains, they will also receive class credit.

Here’s a movie-style trailer for the course (because “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse” needs a way to set itself apart from ENG 117: Intro to Victorian Lit):

Check out more info on Michigan State’s zombie class here.


7 thoughts on “Michigan State Offers a Course on How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

  1. How do you get an MSU graduate off your porch? (pay him for the pizza)

    This is a perfect example of why MSU get’s no respect, and also doesn’t deserve any. Now they have a course based on some mindless TV show that tries to draw viewers from the audience of bad horror movies.

    We’re not facing a “Zombie apocalypse”, you brainless moron. Our impending danger is what’s known as an “economic collapse”, and if they spent any time teaching arithmetic to you meat-heads you might even be able to figure that out for yourself.

    And no, none of this stupidity is anything “they’ll need to know in the real world”, but it will probably make for stimulating conversation whenever they’re in the company of complete idiots.

    Why don’t you try teaching these inbred, brainwashed, mopes how to read and write, and maybe even throw in some monetary theory so they might actually understand what’s happening to our economy, and how it can be easily fixed if the intentional destruction wasn’t being protected by corrupt politicians? Why don’t you teach them the real history of this nation pertaining to the endless battle to issue our currency?

    The only possible reason is because you WANT a graduating class of useless fools buried in debt for receiving that laughable fraud of an “education”.

  2. Actually,if they teach them some basic survival/coping with disaster skills and get it into their heads bad things either man made or natural can happen,might be one of the students best courses and for some a wake up call.

    1. If they were going to deal with any of the issues seriously, they wouldn’t be referring to it as a “Zombie Apocalypse.”

      The course name alone tells you enough to know that they’re going to make a mockery of the situation, and insure that the students are misinformed about its causes.

      1. I find that with prepping, using the ‘zombie apocalypse’ as the ‘what if’ talking point goes over better with neighbors and friends than “im getting ready to fight a revolution against the feds”.
        All of my closer friends know its just code for ‘the blue hats are coming’
        With defense most would shoot center mass but with zombies/blue hats its ‘shoot them in the f-in face’
        These classes are ridiculous imo. They could teach something more useful like civics or admiralty maritime law.

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