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About the Course
Zombies in Popular Media (52-2725J) is an intense course exploring the history, cultural significance, and horrifying circumstances of zombies as they appear in cinema, comics, literature, and elsewhere.
The class meets daily for the three weeks of j-session, from 9:00 to 3pm. We do course work from 9:00 until around noon, take a short break, and then reconvene for a required daily screening that runs no later than 3pm. Students complete reading and reflection assignments nightly and participate in daily discussion and activities. This accounts for roughly two-thirds of the credit hours earned in the course. Each student will also prepare a short presentation/essay about outside zombie texts.
The class will stay in touch using an online forum over the first half of Spring semester, with a single gathering at the end of the term. Each student will use this time prepare a creative exploration of the genre, to be presented to classmates at our final meeting in late March. This work accounts for roughly one-third of the credit hours earned in the course.
course fullfills the Humanities Literature requirement, and is worth 3
credits. All students must enroll for all three credits.
A word of caution
This course is intense and difficult. It's boatloads of fun, but it's important that you understand the vigor with which we'll tackle these issues.