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The Walking Dead: The Online College Course



So you thought Robert Kirkman had come up with every possible Walking Dead branded item that could be made, right?

Never. Never will he run out of things to brand as Walking Dead. Especially when you can persuade people to take a free, eight-week online course about the show, in partnership with Instructure and UC Irvine.

The eight-week course, titled “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,'” will include content, video clips and examples from the show, as well as possible participation from the actors.

So it’s exactly like watching Talking Dead every week, then?

Oh wait, there’s more…

The companies said the interdisciplinary course will use the show as a lens to examine topics like Maslow’s hierarchy, public health and pandemics and the science of hope.

Why not target practice and marksmanship?

“We decided to see what a pop culture connection does to engagement.”

Congratulations on the douchiest marketspeak you could have busted out here. Anybody here feel like taking this free class? Or, more likely, taking it until Norman Reedus does a guest Q&A and then quitting?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist