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(UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online
DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden

Posted on 09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

zombie survival class photo: zombie survival class zombiesurvival.jpg

California university now teaching zombie survival online

UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead."

The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of infectious disease and population modeling — swarm!"

On top of all the learning and fun that the course description offers up, the class is being offered free. AMC has also taken a look at the syllabus, which means classes will be teaching lessons pertinent to next season's episodes as they air. So if you've got a hankerin' for a hunk o' learning-based spoilers, head on over to the course's enrollment page and sign up.

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KEYWORDS: brraaaaaiiiinnnss; irvine; iteotwawki; itstheendoftheworld; preppers; survival; thewalkingdead; uci; undead; walkers; zombie; zombieapocalypse; zombies
 photo my-zombie-ate-your-honor-student.jpg "California university now teaching zombie survival online" ... this bumper sticker might be just the unintended consequences of teaching zombies how to survive in California universities.
1 posted on 09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Zombies photo zombies.png Lots of zombies are there now ...
2 posted on 09/11/2013 6:27:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Don't need it. I have this:


3 posted on 09/11/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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 photo KGrHqVHJBEE63St-ZcBOzG3NCf60_12.jpg Those who flunk this course might have to opt for another line of work ...
4 posted on 09/11/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

And this is how we’ll beat out China in STEM education!


5 posted on 09/11/2013 6:37:25 PM PDT by endthematrix (The Name of the Game is BAILOUT.)
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To: DogByte6RER

by any chance do these ‘zombies’ want smaller govt and lower taxes?


6 posted on 09/11/2013 6:40:06 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kip Russell
I don't need it either, I have this...


7 posted on 09/11/2013 6:41:34 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: jy8z

12ga. is best.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 7:12:01 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: RandallFlagg

brrraaaaaiiiiinnnssss ping!


9 posted on 09/11/2013 7:28:47 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

10 posted on 09/11/2013 7:30:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...


Thanks to DogByte6RER for the ping.
11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: dynachrome

And dynachrome.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:34:01 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: DogByte6RER; dynachrome

Okay. I can’t read, and I’m drinking Vesper Martinis and beers.
Sorry for the confusion.
Skroo it!

Bumping a Zombie Thread!


13 posted on 09/11/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

Killing a zombie is a bullet to the head. Class being taught in KKKalifornia. That wants to outlaw guns.

Nice.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 7:37:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: RandallFlagg
I guess a useful question to ask is:

Will they continue to teach the course online after the Zombie apocolypse hits? Registrations will go through the roof!

15 posted on 09/11/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: RandallFlagg
Kill them with Fire frei!
16 posted on 09/11/2013 7:50:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: endthematrix

“And this is how we’ll beat out China in STEM education!”

UCI: University of Chinese Immigrants.

I live by UCI and that nickname is true.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:13 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: bicyclerepair
12ga. is best.

Disagree. It takes a brain shot to take out a zombie, and while a 12 Gauge will certainly do that, it's overkill...and noisy, which just attracts more zombies.

The ideal weapon is a .22 rifle. A silenced one is best, but even without a silencer subsonic ammo is fairly quiet.

18 posted on 09/11/2013 8:24:07 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DogByte6RER

Big deal, UCLA now has cannibal culture appreciating classes. The professor, Shudi Biteu is leading the cause and legislation to promote hate crimes perpetrated against the cannibal community.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 8:28:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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What I meant to say is... UCLA now has cannibal culture appreciation classes. The professor, Shudi Biteu is leading the cause and legislation to enact hate crimes perpetrated against the cannibal community.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just when I thought the quality of American education couldn’t sink any lower.....


21 posted on 09/11/2013 8:51:00 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DogByte6RER

How many units can I get?


22 posted on 09/11/2013 8:52:33 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jy8z
I don't need it either, I have this...

I have a buddy with one of those (I assume a S&W .50) I wouldn't want to face a couple dozen Zeds with that thing. Maybe a grizzly, but that bastard will wear your hand out in a hurry!

23 posted on 09/11/2013 8:56:50 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jy8z

“..[S&W 500 revolver]”

Overkill. It’ll just attract them.

A 22lr Ruger 10-22 is a much better choice. Ammo is far cheaper and abounds. And only CNS hits count.


24 posted on 09/11/2013 9:28:59 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting; Doomonyou

I’ll take my chances with the 500. I’ve seen the damage it’ll do. And yes...it does have quite a kick.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d hit it.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 1:02:23 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

Did you even see “Zombie Strippers?”

I almost died laughing...

Either way, the zombies get ya!! [smiles]


27 posted on 09/12/2013 6:14:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jy8z

“...I’ll take my chances with the 500.”

To neutralize a zombie one only needs to disrupt the cranial vault, not spray contagion everywhere when you bust open the head at close range with your hand cannon.

Here’s what’s wrong with the 500 for zombie use:

- the revolver weighs 72.5 oz (4.5 pounds) empty

- cylinder limited to 5 rounds

- ammo costs $1.70 per round, if you can find it

- short sight radius requiring optics or close range

- overly powerful, spraying zombie contagion and placing shooter and others at risk

One must choose the right tools for the job. A 22lr semi-auto carbine will get the job done. Longer sight radius means longer range and more effective shot placement. 22lr chambering means abundant and inexpensive ammo (5 cents a round or less). Reloading is fast and you have the choice of 10-round factory or higher cap magazines. And the rifle only weighs marginally more that the 500.

Oh, don’t forget to bring your hearing protection. Unloading the 500 in a confined space will rupture your ear drums and disable you.

The 500 is suitable for large, dangerous game for the handgun hunter. For the zombie slayer varmint tools are called for.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 7:05:55 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: TheOldLady

“Either way, the zombies get ya!!”

They’d be the only women who would.

I’m in my Sixties, and even the zombies have more get-up-and-go and oomph than I do.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 9:11:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: nonsporting

I don’t take “zombie slaying” seriously...especially since there aren’t any. I just like talking about my 500.


30 posted on 09/12/2013 9:14:33 AM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: jy8z

“I don’t take Zombie slaying seriously...I just like talking about my 500.”

I hear you. I love all my S&W revolvers, especially the model 29 6.5” in 44mag.


31 posted on 09/13/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: DogByte6RER

The subject matter hook is silly and gimmicky, of course, but at its heart, isn’t it really just teaching basic survival techniques in a disaster-style situation?


32 posted on 09/13/2013 10:04:00 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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