Skip to comments.(UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online
Posted on 09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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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And this is how we’ll beat out China in STEM education!
by any chance do these ‘zombies’ want smaller govt and lower taxes?
12ga. is best.
Okay. I can’t read, and I’m drinking Vesper Martinis and beers.
Sorry for the confusion.
Bumping a Zombie Thread!
Killing a zombie is a bullet to the head. Class being taught in KKKalifornia. That wants to outlaw guns.
Will they continue to teach the course online after the Zombie apocolypse hits? Registrations will go through the roof!
“And this is how well beat out China in STEM education!”
UCI: University of Chinese Immigrants.
I live by UCI and that nickname is true.
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.
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.
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.
Just when I thought the quality of American education couldn’t sink any lower.....
How many units can I get?
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!
“..[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.
I’ll take my chances with the 500. I’ve seen the damage it’ll do. And yes...it does have quite a kick.
I’d hit it.
Did you even see “Zombie Strippers?”
I almost died laughing...
Either way, the zombies get ya!! [smiles]
“...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.
“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.
I don’t take “zombie slaying” seriously...especially since there aren’t any. I just like talking about my 500.
“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.
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?