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Posted: 9/7/2010 2:34:20 PM EDT
Arnold Blumberg must be an ARFCOMMER.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100907/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_zombie_class_1

A class to die for: Zombies 101 at U. Baltimore

– Tue Sep 7, 10:59 am ET

BALTIMORE – Call it Zombies 101.

The University of Baltimore is offering a new class on the undead.

The course is being taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of a book on zombie movies, "Zombiemania," and the curator of Geppi's Entertainment Museum, which focuses on American pop culture.

Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.

The university isn't the first to have a class on the undead. Columbia College in Chicago has offered a course on Zombies in popular media for years, and at Simpson College in Iowa students spent the spring semester writing a book on "The History of the Great Zombie War."
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:36:47 PM EDT
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AWESOME!!!!!!!! Sign me up!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:39:12 PM EDT
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:39:39 PM EDT
just as relevant as South American homo sexual studies
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:42:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


+1
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:44:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:45:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By glk38:
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money


If enough people want to pay for it they will have the class. If only a few people are interested it will probably be canceled. Since when do we care how people spend their own money?!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 2:49:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FoxyHuntress:
Originally Posted By glk38:
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money


If enough people want to pay for it they will have the class. If only a few people are interested it will probably be canceled. Since when do we care how people spend their own money?!


I care because it probably counts as an elective towards a 'degree'.

Don't get me started.

Higher education has become a joke.



Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:00:28 PM EDT
That'll look good on a resume...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:37:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By glk38:
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money


And kids wonder why their degrees are worthless.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:38:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 3:38:47 PM EDT by 1Andy2]
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By glk38:
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money


And kids wonder why their degrees are worthless.


well, it goes towards an English degree, so it was already worthless.


WHOOPS!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:45:40 PM EDT
A person has got to get training some where.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:47:14 PM EDT
They are teaching a class based on a fictional creatures?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:47:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
just as relevant as South American homo sexual studies


At least South American homosexuals actually exist.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:48:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Metalrain:
A person has got to get training some where.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/paypalsucks/352.jpg

That is so cool.


As for the class, well it might be fun, but, ah, it is pretty useless?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:51:04 PM EDT
If you post here and aren't interested in that class, well, you are probably a normal person who just visits here, like the zoo.
Jim
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:51:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
They are teaching a class based on a fictional creatures?


And the characters from literature and novels in English courses are real?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:08:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:08:32 PM EDT by 3rdpig]

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
just as relevant as South American homo sexual studies


At least South American homosexuals actually exist.

So do Zombie books, movies and games. If this is a course in teaching them how to make a shitload of money making Zombie media for the bourgeois capitalists to waste their expendable income on, I'm all for it. If it's just another useless, left wing college class then all I can say is "what's new?".
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:27:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By glk38:
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Look I love zombie movies, games etc....but a class taught at a real college? ridiculous.


I agree, what a waste of time and money


And kids wonder why their degrees are worthless.


This.
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