A class at Michigan State apparently exists to help students learn how to deal with and address societal disasters including, well, essentially fictional ones.

According to a piece at ABC 7 WXYZ of Southfield, Michigan:

The School of Social Work is offering a one-of-a-kind online course called ” Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse — Catastrophes and Human Behavior ” that will do a lot more than teach students how to fend off the undead.

Starting May 14 — the first session of the summer 2012 semester — students enrolled in the seven-week course will learn how human behavior and nature change after catastrophic incidences — from the historical to the hypothetical — through a blend of traditional coursework, online forums and a catastrophic event simulation, which will be in the form of a theoretical zombie pandemic.

Um, don’t the zombies always win?

Note that if academic institutions are offering courses on surviving fantastic apocalyptic scenarios, I totally want a class that will teach me how to address a Borg invasion.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer