We are the professors with AMC's "The Walking Dead" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from UC Irvine. Ask us anything!
We partnered with AMC and the Canvas Network to create a free online class (MOOC) based on "The Walking Dead." Each week, we will use clips and stories from the series to teach everything from the hierarchy of needs in a disaster to the physiology of stress to population modeling in extinction — even the physics of a walker headshot splatter! (To give you an idea, in this Live Science article we talk about the math of birth rates, zombie vaccines, etc.) Note: Though we'd love to talk Season 4 today, we can't! We haven't even seen it. Our class won't discuss concepts specific to Season 4 until after the episode in which they're introduced airs. Happy to talk seasons 1-3! We are: Joanne Christopherson, Ph.D., lecturer, social sciences Michael Dennin, Ph.D., professor, physics and astronomy Zuzana Bic, Dr.PH, MUDr., lecurer, public health Sarah Eichhorn, Ph.D., lecturer, assistant vice chair for undergraduate studies in mathematics Proof: AMC, Canvas, Wired
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Edit: We had a blast! (Here is an action shot.) Thank you so much for your fantastic questions. I think we're all ready for the zombie apocalypse. If you've got more questions, come to our free class on canvas.net, starting Oct. 14.