How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: An Online Course by Michigan State

These days, the naysay­ers like to ask: “What is a col­lege edu­ca­tion good for? What does it pre­pare you to do in the world?”

Here’s one com­pelling answer for you: Sur­vive an Apoc­a­lypse.

Start­ing on May 12, Michi­gan State stu­dents can take an award-win­ning online course called Sur­viv­ing the Com­ing Zom­bie Apoc­a­lypse — Dis­as­ters, Cat­a­stro­phes, and Human Behav­ior. The course “brings togeth­er the lat­est think­ing on how and why humans behave dur­ing dis­as­ters and cat­a­stro­phes. Why do some sur­vive and oth­ers don’t? What are the impli­ca­tions for plan­ning, pre­pared­ness, and dis­as­ter man­age­ment?” Along the way, stu­dents will form sur­vival groups whose goal is to escape death, endure cat­a­stroph­ic events, and pre­serve the future of civ­i­liza­tion. Togeth­er, they will learn a valu­able les­son:  sur­vival depends not on the indi­vid­ual, but on the group. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the course is only open to MSU stu­dents and guest stu­dents for a fee. But you can watch the trail­er above for free. Be warned, the film, and espe­cial­ly the Charles Man­son-like char­ac­ter, is a lit­tle intense.

via Men­tal Floss

Relat­ed Con­tent:

An Ani­mat­ed Sur­vival Guide to the Post Apoc­a­lypse

How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Sur­vive the Atom­ic Bomb: A Cold War Film from 1954

53 Years of Nuclear Test­ing in 14 Min­utes: A Time Lapse Film by Japan­ese Artist Isao Hashimo­to

Duck and Cov­er, or: How I Learned to Elude the Bomb

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