A class to die for: Course at University of Baltimore is a real thriller, call it Zombies 101By AP
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
A class to die for: Zombies 101 at U. Baltimore
BALTIMORE — Call it Zombies 101.
The University of Baltimore is offering a new class on the undead.
The course is being taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of a book on zombie movies, “Zombiemania,” and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, which focuses on American pop culture.
Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.
The university isn’t the first to have a class on the undead. 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.”
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, www.baltimoresun.com
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