In a stunning display of social responsibility the University of Baltimore is offering English 333 — a course on zombies. While I applaud “edjumicating” our nation’s youth I am also FILLED WITH OUTRAGE!!!
Why didn’t they have classes like this for me when I wasted my money at College!
(Shakes fist in helpless rage) Damn you, Weber State University!!!! Damn you!!!
Jonathan Shorr, chairman of the university’s school of communications design.
“It’s a back door into a lot of subjects. They think they’re taking this wacko zombie course, and they are. But on the way, they learn how literature and mass media work, and how they come to reflect our times.”
Students will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. They will write horror scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal monster movie.
(Did you here that… they are reading comics and drawing pictures… for college credit… I hates them soooo much)
Arnold Blumberg, author of Zombiemania, who teaches the course.
“We’re going to be dealing with some of the truly disgusting stuff that’s been done in horror over the years. I want to reinforce the degree to which this material can be found offensive by a lot of people.
This is not fluffy bunny cartoon stuff. Bunnies might show up, but they’d probably be torn to pieces.
Oh yeah! What about zombie bunnies! Did you ever think of that egghead? I didn’t think so. (Sooo jealous right now)
Baltimore university isn’t the first to have a class on the undead, however. Columbia College in Chicago has offered a course on zombies in popular media for years, and at Simpson College in Iowa, students spent the spring semester writing a book on “The History of the Great Zombie War.”
Basically today I have learned that my “edjumication” sucked and that today’s college students get to have more fun than I did and will be better prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse.
I am sad
Thanks Citizen #1 Ladybell for sending me a link on this. Now I’m going to curl up in the fetal position and weep.