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March 7, 2013

Zombie course to add role of social media in disasters

Last summer zombies invaded Michigan State University in the groundbreaking course “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Catastrophes and Human Behavior”.

This summer, the role social media plays during disasters will be added to the course.

The cutting-edge, innovative technology, of crowdmapping will be explored using interactive online maps that can be updated, in real-time: before, during and after a disaster to assist with emergency planning, preparation and response.

The course will be offered at the 400 level, allowing both undergraduates and graduates to enroll. It will be listed as SW 491: “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Disasters, Catastrophes and Human Behavior”.

The course is available to students at other universities, educators and members of the general public, through MSU's Lifelong Education program. Summer enrollments begins March 11.