If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WCNC Charlotte)   Central Michigan University to offer classes on the Zombie Apocalypse. In other news, your parents just cashed in another IRA to pay your tuition   (wcnc.com) divider line 75
    More: Strange, St. Clair Shores, Book of Revelation, zombie apocalypse  
•       •       •

1568 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Feb 2014 at 2:08 PM (27 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



75 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-02-17 02:09:52 PM
It's a class that requires a lot of BRAAAAAAAIINNSSSSS!
 
2014-02-17 02:10:05 PM
So harsh, Subby.

I'm just trying to find myself.

/where ever you go...
 
2014-02-17 02:11:18 PM
They aren't even pretending anymore....
 
2014-02-17 02:13:05 PM
If you take this class, you lose the right to biatch about student loans.  Period.
 
2014-02-17 02:14:54 PM
A class about zombies?  ZOMBIES??? WHOOOOOOOAAAAAA! That is so edgy!!!  Man, can you imagine how awesome it would be if they also had a whole class about BACON???!!!!!

(This post brought to you by the year 2007)
 
2014-02-17 02:15:17 PM
+1 Subby

Best headline I've read in a while. As a tuition paying parent you captured my sentiment perfectly.
 
2014-02-17 02:16:14 PM
In this thread:  Lots of people not understanding what cultural studies are.
 
2014-02-17 02:17:09 PM
From TFA:

Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture.

It's a perfectly cromulent course theme.
 
2014-02-17 02:18:23 PM
FTA:
studying themes, moral/ethical choices that would be present in an apocolyptic setting, how this relates to the fears and dreams of modern society, overall: a good on paper, themed, philosophy course that could be offered as a GDR, and might gather more interest than just Philosophy 101. Even better? Make it a writing emphasis course, so they can at least form coherent sentences, and figure out the difference between: They're trying to protect their brains from the zombies over there.
You're going to kill me, with your gun, that you found as a replica from days of yore?
Explain how the side-effects of this antigen will affect us, please.
Oh, no! Jeffery is being pulled off of the merry go round, not just by zombies, but by the centripetal force! It's as though the merry go round is a centrifuge!!
 
2014-02-17 02:19:23 PM
She's Not There.
 
2014-02-17 02:21:27 PM
I took a class called "American writers in exile" when I was in college and I still refer to it even though I am a biologist.

A class on apocalyptic themes in pop culture could be intellectually broadening and relevant to anyone who has a life.
 
2014-02-17 02:21:54 PM
I'm pretty sure they offered this before. I very nearly enrolled, but then thought: where are my brains? I could use that money to buy a lot of hookers and blow.


/educational
 
2014-02-17 02:23:11 PM
CSB: I'm currently working on a book which is a tongue-in-cheek survival manual on the zombie apocalypse.
/One half talking about how to survive various zombie scenarios (Fast, slow, Rage Virus,) and the other half talking about general survival and crisis situations.
 
2014-02-17 02:23:15 PM

AngryDragon: If you take this class, you lose the right to biatch about student loans.  Period.


Did you read the article where it gave an explanation of what the class was? Of course not,
 
2014-02-17 02:24:10 PM

Resident Muslim: So harsh, Subby.

I'm just trying to find myself.

/where ever you go...


There you are?
 
2014-02-17 02:25:35 PM

Dafatone: In this thread:  Lots of people not understanding what cultural studies are.


You just don't get it.  Because this course exists, the new football stadium won't get a granite countertop for their concession stand. Instead, all you'll have is a bunch of people with a deeper understanding of their chosen field of expertise.

It's like you don't even understand what college is for.
 
2014-02-17 02:27:46 PM
Yes, subby, because EVERY class you take in college should be only related to your major and not provide any expansion of your mind.


/ majored in physics
//Anthropology minor
 
2014-02-17 02:27:56 PM
I had a friend who took a course on comic book literature who complains about his student debt all the time.

As of yet I've resisted telling him he's a moron, but my patience is wearing thin.
 
2014-02-17 02:28:13 PM
media.wcnc.com
::snerk::

Gives a new meaning to "farmer's market."
 
2014-02-17 02:30:06 PM
It's a cultural studies class wrapped up in zombies like you might wrap something up in bacon. It's to get people who normally wouldn't be interested in the topic into the classroom.
 
2014-02-17 02:32:24 PM

stuhayes2010: Yes, subby, because EVERY class you take in college should be only related to your major and not provide any expansion of your mind.


/ majored in physics
//Anthropology minor


Ahhh, but you forget: that would imply you had a liberal arts education. Which automatically means you're a liberal. We can't have none of that now, y'hear?

/Math/physics major
//Would have tried for art minor if it was offered. Textbook illustrator for hire!
 
2014-02-17 02:32:40 PM

Dafatone: In this thread:  Lots of people not understanding what cultural studies arehaving RTFA before posting.


/why not both
 
2014-02-17 02:33:30 PM
Hello, Mister Freakstorm. Please, have a seat. I've been going over your resume, it's very impressing. Says you attended Central Michigan. Majored in Information Security and minored in... Zombie Defense?

Uh, yes. You can never be too prepared, right?

Yes. Well, this position is with our Information Security Team. We have a strong desire to protect our data and our customer.... Hang on. There's something going on outside. I'll be right back.
(Noises)
Ah! There are zombies in the cube farm. they're killing everyone! What do we do?

I don't know! Are they the Spencer Model Fast Movers or the Traditional Cinematic Slo-Pokes?

They're screaming "Brains! Brains!" and killing the workers! You gotta do something.

I only studied theory! Do you know if they're making any new zombies through bites or transmission of body fluids? If they're the slow movers, we should run. Yes. Run.

I knew that. You went to zombie school and all you know how to do is run? Do I need to ask you about PKI security or was that 'all theory too'?

All theory although I did a pen testing on a standalone winxp box. It's on my resume there.

Thanks. I running now. We'll be in touch.

No you won't. I know you won't call.
 
2014-02-17 02:34:54 PM

Raw_fishFood: It's a cultural studies class wrapped up in zombies like you might wrap something up in bacon. It's to get people who normally wouldn't be interested in the topic into the classroom.


You do have a point.  I've heard about loads of people who had no plan to go to college changing their minds after hearing that you can take a 3 unit class about a joke that's been beaten into the ground.
 
2014-02-17 02:36:53 PM

ongbok: AngryDragon: If you take this class, you lose the right to biatch about student loans.  Period.

Did you read the article where it gave an explanation of what the class was? Of course not,


Yes, I did.  My point stands.
 
2014-02-17 02:37:06 PM

Raw_fishFood: It's a cultural studies class wrapped up in zombies like you might wrap something up in bacon. It's to get people who normally wouldn't be interested in the topic into the classroom.


In high school this would be a bad idea as these new enrolled students would fail.

In college it is great, cause they get paid either way!
 
2014-02-17 02:37:15 PM

Need a Dispenser Here: I had a friend who took a course on comic book literature who complains about his student debt all the time.

As of yet I've resisted telling him he's a moron, but my patience is wearing thin.


Hey, there's some quality stuff out there! Like Watchmen and The Sandman and... um... uh... Little Lulu and stuff.
 
2014-02-17 02:38:50 PM

stuhayes2010: Yes, subby, because EVERY class you take in college should be only related to your major and not provide any expansion of your mind.

/ majored in physics
//Anthropology minor



Pretty much unless you are already rich.

If you want to broaden your mind take some advanced math , chemistry or physics courses.
 
2014-02-17 02:39:07 PM
Want a free class on surviving in a zombie apocalypse? Just sit around your local crackhouse or crack block.
 
2014-02-17 02:40:23 PM

AngryDragon: ongbok: AngryDragon: If you take this class, you lose the right to biatch about student loans.  Period.

Did you read the article where it gave an explanation of what the class was? Of course not,

Yes, I did.  My point stands.


You don't think Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later are worthy of in depth study at $347/hr?  Do care nothing for post-Apocalyptic governance?  The rights of the formerly living lack relevance in your limited world view?

Philistine.
 
2014-02-17 02:40:42 PM
I did a general Google about this.

This is a class I can get behind.

/Econ major
//Ugh
 
2014-02-17 02:41:51 PM

gerbilpox: Need a Dispenser Here: I had a friend who took a course on comic book literature who complains about his student debt all the time.

As of yet I've resisted telling him he's a moron, but my patience is wearing thin.

Hey, there's some quality stuff out there! Like Watchmen and The Sandman and... um... uh... Little Lulu and stuff.


Fables
MouseGuard
The Great and Secret Show
Midnight Nation
Lucifer(spin off of Sandman)
The Dark Tower series being made into comics
Buffy Season 8 and beyond
I hear Marvel: Secret Invasion was awesome
Marvel: 1602 was pretty good...
The Long Halloween


...
You don't read comic books, do you?
 
2014-02-17 02:42:36 PM

gerbilpox: I'm pretty sure they offered this before. I very nearly enrolled, but then thought: where are my brains? I could use that money to buy a lot of hookers and blow.


/educational


Where are your brains, you ask?

25.media.tumblr.com

Had to get that one out of the way before anyone else does.
 
2014-02-17 02:43:46 PM

CujoQuarrel: stuhayes2010: Yes, subby, because EVERY class you take in college should be only related to your major and not provide any expansion of your mind.

/ majored in physics
//Anthropology minor


Pretty much unless you are already rich.

If you want to broaden your mind take some advanced math , chemistry or physics courses.


And if you're already a STEM major? Why not a philosophy course? Even Ethics in Scientific Experimentation can show you there's a world bigger than your little cubicle.
 
2014-02-17 02:43:52 PM

thatboyoverthere: CSB: I'm currently working on a book which is a tongue-in-cheek survival manual on the zombie apocalypse.
/One half talking about how to survive various zombie scenarios (Fast, slow, Rage Virus,) and the other half talking about general survival and crisis situations.


I've read that book. Its called "how to survive".

I learnt how to make incendiary arrows and how to make fat zombies explode.
 
2014-02-17 02:44:37 PM

AngryDragon: ongbok: AngryDragon: If you take this class, you lose the right to biatch about student loans.  Period.

Did you read the article where it gave an explanation of what the class was? Of course not,

Yes, I did.  My point stands.


So you think studying different cultural beliefs is a waste of time?
 
2014-02-17 02:44:55 PM

tlars699: gerbilpox: Need a Dispenser Here: I had a friend who took a course on comic book literature who complains about his student debt all the time.

As of yet I've resisted telling him he's a moron, but my patience is wearing thin.

Hey, there's some quality stuff out there! Like Watchmen and The Sandman and... um... uh... Little Lulu and stuff.

Fables
MouseGuard
The Great and Secret Show
Midnight Nation
Lucifer(spin off of Sandman)
The Dark Tower series being made into comics
Buffy Season 8 and beyond
I hear Marvel: Secret Invasion was awesome
Marvel: 1602 was pretty good...
The Long Halloween


...
You don't read comic books, do you?


Nah. I wait for the movie to come out.
 
2014-02-17 02:48:34 PM
I can see the point of preparing for doomsday type situations.  That is, where society breaks down, and everything becomes complete annarchy.  I can see there being a viable course for somethig like that.  But the idea of an actual zombie apocalypse is so absurd, it goes beyond ridiculous.

The dead will not get up and start walking around.  There is nothing in the world of science that could explain how that could happen.  It makes for great horror stories and awesome movies and stuff.  But it's not gonna happen.  It's just not physically possible.

This is why there is not a single story, not one, that actually gives an explanation for how zombies came to be.  In every movie ever made, there is never an explanation given.  It is just conveniently swept aside by stating that, "something unknown caused it to happen."
 
2014-02-17 02:53:17 PM

gerbilpox: I'm pretty sure they offered this before. I very nearly enrolled, but then thought: where are my brains? I could use that money to buy a lot of hookers and blow.


/educational


I think you're falsely assuming it was an either/or situation.

Chicks into zombies tend to be slutty and not real judgemental about appearances.

/Not like those stuck up vampire groupies.
 
2014-02-17 02:55:13 PM
I just missed it! Went back to school in 2009, finished a B.S. at CMU in 2013
 
2014-02-17 02:55:51 PM

durbnpoisn: I can see the point of preparing for doomsday type situations.  That is, where society breaks down, and everything becomes complete annarchy.  I can see there being a viable course for somethig like that.  But the idea of an actual zombie apocalypse is so absurd, it goes beyond ridiculous.

The dead will not get up and start walking around.  There is nothing in the world of science that could explain how that could happen.  It makes for great horror stories and awesome movies and stuff.  But it's not gonna happen.  It's just not physically possible.

This is why there is not a single story, not one, that actually gives an explanation for how zombies came to be.  In every movie ever made, there is never an explanation given.  It is just conveniently swept aside by stating that, "something unknown caused it to happen."


I am pretty sure everybody gets that a literal zombie apocalypse could never happen, and that an event that resembles it (such as the Rage virus from 28 Days Later) is also extremely unlikely.

It's still fun to talk about and can prove an interesting intellectual exercise. And even without a proper reason for the dead to start walking most zombie fiction is entertaining.
 
2014-02-17 03:01:29 PM

durbnpoisn: This is why there is not a single story, not one, that actually gives an explanation for how zombies came to be.  In every movie ever made, there is never an explanation given.  It is just conveniently swept aside by stating that, "something unknown caused it to happen."


You don't watch zombie movies, do you?
 
2014-02-17 03:02:03 PM
It is an interesting topic, but not because of the zombies.

So, bad things happen and a large amount of the population dies.  You have a gun.

Do you attack other survivors?  Steal their valuables, rape them, leave them for dead?

Do you try to leave them alone and be left alone and fend for yourself?

Do you try to band together to survive?

What do you do about problems with relics of the old world?  chemicals, nuclear weapons, pollution?


The whole zombie thing is kind of inflammatory, but the class itself sounds like it might be interesting.
 
2014-02-17 03:05:04 PM

uncleacid: She's Not There.


How would I know?  Why should I care?

/please don't bother tryin' to find her
 
2014-02-17 03:13:40 PM

The Muthaship: You don't think Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later are worthy of in depth study at $347/hr?  Do care nothing for post-Apocalyptic governance?  The rights of the formerly living lack relevance in your limited world view?

Philistine


I know.  I should be sentenced to a "Humanities" class.

ongbok: So you think studying different cultural beliefs is a waste of time?


At $370-$420 a credit hour?  Yes.  Yes, I do.  Take a continuing education class from your local community college if you want to explore religion and other cultures through zombie movies.  At $1200 a class not including books, take something useful.
 
2014-02-17 03:15:08 PM
This class probably works out to be about $1000 (give or take).  If you have a college age kid (you are probably around 50 years old) and are relying on $1000 in your IRA to finance your retirement, I have some very bad news for you.
 
2014-02-17 03:17:33 PM
As a Central University Grad, I am getting a kick out of you guys.  I am sure someone would prefer to take this for a requirement then plain old Philosophy 101.  Knowing the school, the class will actually teach you something.

/Once took a Horror Film class there
//Thought it would be a joke/goof off
///Never did more writing/analyzing ever again.
//// Actually learned something

//   ....oh what the heck.  SLASHIES!
 
2014-02-17 03:17:38 PM
Sorry Folks! When I was a teenager the Christopher Lee Dracula movies and such were cool. Since then I've been to my share of Funerals. Just went to one Aunt's Funeral a few weeks ago. I haven't seen anyone get back up yet. I broke up with one gal several years ago because all she liked to watch were these "Booga-Booga" movies. I just sat there on the couch Tolerating it all as long as I could. I just can't watch that stuff anymore, it's just all Garbage to me anymore. Give me my Guy movies, stuff blowing up, shooting the shiat out of people or plenty of laughs or a lot of tits and ass. Otherwise I don't care.
 
2014-02-17 03:19:10 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Raw_fishFood: It's a cultural studies class wrapped up in zombies like you might wrap something up in bacon. It's to get people who normally wouldn't be interested in the topic into the classroom.

You do have a point.  I've heard about loads of people who had no plan to go to college changing their minds after hearing that you can take a 3 unit class about a joke that's been beaten into the ground.


"Getting peoples into the classroom" =/= "getting people to enroll in college".

Also, you're not funny.

/I will, however, take any bacon you don't want.
 
2014-02-17 03:19:27 PM
No zombie left behind.
 
Displayed 50 of 75 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report