All the societal attention given to zombies has encouraged many people to learn survival skills. People desire to be prepared because the more prepared they are, they less likely they are to be afraid. One of the ways to prepare yourself for survival is to take zombie classes like these:
1) At the University of Baltimore, zombies are used as part of an English course. According to the university’s website, “[Course instructor Arnold] Blumberg, curator of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, has done extensive research into the genre, and the course will spend some time looking at the history and legacy of this particular “brand” of monster.”
History Professor David Marley believes the zombie class can be used in productive ways.“It’s a good way to get people into literature,” he said. “It’s kind of like how the History of Disneyland class at Vanguard is a way to get people into history.”
2) Michigan State University is also offering a zombie class, only the course is focused on human behavior and survival. With or without zombies, catastrophes could strike and this class can teach students the skills they need.
3) Columbia college Chicago focuses on the zombie as a whole and what it stands for in a course about zombies in popular media.
“This course explores the history, significance, and representation of the zombie as a figure in horror and fantasy texts [. . . ]Final projects foster thoughtful connections between student disciplines and the figure of the zombie,” according to Columbia college website.
These classes demonstrate society’s preoccupation with zombies.
“Zombies are a reflection of society, a phase like vampires,” he said. “[Zombies pop up] whenever we’re tense or fear the post-apocalyptic world.”