Sep 8, 2010

Zombies 101: a class to die for

The University of Baltimore has a new class on the undead. Call it Zombies 101.

The course is English 333 and 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 the class will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. As an alternative to a final research paper they'll be allowed to write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.

I took Zombies 101 once. It's just that the school called it Chemistry.

Looking back on it, learning about the science of matter may not have been much different than learning about the undead.

Sorry - got carried away for a minute.

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