Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead

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Oct 22, 2013
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The University of California, Irvine, is offering a free course on Society, Science and Survival, for anyone who wants to sign up. The course runs from mid-October to late December, is online and is completely FREE. It's not to late to sign up for it, I just did last night, it's super easy and just needs your name and email, and so far it's pretty awesome!

The course curriculum to this point it...

Course Intro
Foundation of Survival
Public Health & Infectious Disease
Deconstructing Society
Social Identity
Modeling a Zombie Outbreak
Thriving on a Post-Apocalyptic Diet
New Materials and The Science of Damage Control
The Science of Hope

From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC’s The Walking Dead as its basis. Four faculty members from the University of California, Irvine will take you on an inter-disciplinary academic journey deep into the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead, exploring the following topics:

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—is survival just about being alive?
  • Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
  • Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
  • The role of public health in society—from the CDC to local community organizations
  • The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
  • The role of energy and momentum in damage control—how can you best protect yourself?
  • Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?
  • Managing stress in disaster situations—what’s the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?

Wanted to share this and thought most of you would enjoy it, again it's free!


A True Doomsday Prepper
Aug 15, 2013
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Damn, too late, will have to look for this. So, how was it?

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