A social and scientific study of The Walking Dead and what we can learn from it, a free course you can do online. According to the website, the topics include:
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—is survival just about being alive?
- Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
- Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
- The role of public health in society—from the CDC to local community organizations
- The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
- The role of energy and momentum in damage control—how can you best protect yourself?
- Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?
- Managing stress in disaster situations—what’s the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?
It’s not exactly how to survive the zombie apocalypse, but sounds interesting nonetheless. I would totally take this if I wasn’t already getting my Master’s degree in Leadership and Professional Advancement. If you want to check it out for yourself click here to go to the website.
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