Forums

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    SpecialK's Avatar
    SpecialK is offline Living my life... finally
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Where I want to be.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    30,076
    Thanks
    384
    Thanked 274 Times in 272 Posts
    Points
    38,760.31
    Bank
    119,803,576.18
    Total Points
    119,842,336.50
    Donate
    For cerebration-sharing :) and providing a wonderfully renewed perspective! - LeananSidhe To start our lunch . . . I'll bring it to you! - LeananSidhe Every day, and in every way. Thank you. - LeananSidhe Merry Christmas - Georgiagirl Merry Christmas to you - Sthomp27 
    Happy new year - Sthomp27 Happy New Year - Georgiagirl Happy New Year - Candi For being a good friend. - BeyondExcess hoping things happen sooner than later for you :) - Tgirl 
    It's Saturday! Here's a burger! - BeyondExcess Drink is on me! - Mainahboy Bacon topped too! Happppy Birthday! - LeananSidhe Merry Christmas! - Layla You are such a positive presence on the site. Your my hero! - debbee 
    Merry Christmas to you too my friend! - Layla Merry Christmas my sweet friend! - Candi 

    Mich. college offers course in zombies, apocalypse

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture.


    Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she is a fan of AMC's TV show "The Walking Dead." The result is Murphy's class, which is called "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead.'"


    "Thinking about the end and imagining life in a different way is something that humans have always done," Murphy said in a university release.


    Murphy's class will discuss biblical texts, review popular novels and watch clips from movies such as "Shaun of the Dead" and "28 Days Later." Students also will discuss hypothetical ethical and theological problems that people could encounter in a post-apocalyptic world.


    "The prevalence of apocalyptic stories in various media gives us a window into what people are worrying about, what they hope for and how they imagine they would react in the face of a cataclysmic event," Murphy said. "In the same way, we can read the Book of Revelation ... and learn what ancient Jewish and Christian groups were concerned about."


    Kevin White, a senior from the Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores majoring in political science and religion, said it is important to incorporate popular culture into classroom settings because it helps to give students a way to connect with subjects of study.


    "Studying ancient biblical texts isn't most people's cup of tea," he said. "But, when you add zombies, it instantly becomes everyone's cup of tea."

  2. #2
    SpecialK's Avatar
    SpecialK is offline Living my life... finally
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Where I want to be.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    30,076
    Thanks
    384
    Thanked 274 Times in 272 Posts
    Points
    38,760.31
    Bank
    119,803,576.18
    Total Points
    119,842,336.50
    Donate
    For cerebration-sharing :) and providing a wonderfully renewed perspective! - LeananSidhe To start our lunch . . . I'll bring it to you! - LeananSidhe Every day, and in every way. Thank you. - LeananSidhe Merry Christmas - Georgiagirl Merry Christmas to you - Sthomp27 
    Happy new year - Sthomp27 Happy New Year - Georgiagirl Happy New Year - Candi For being a good friend. - BeyondExcess hoping things happen sooner than later for you :) - Tgirl 
    It's Saturday! Here's a burger! - BeyondExcess Drink is on me! - Mainahboy Bacon topped too! Happppy Birthday! - LeananSidhe Merry Christmas! - Layla You are such a positive presence on the site. Your my hero! - debbee 
    Merry Christmas to you too my friend! - Layla Merry Christmas my sweet friend! - Candi 
    I found a course where they might not mind me bringing a shotgun to class..

  3. #3
    LeananSidhe's Avatar
    LeananSidhe is offline Like a fine Skylark.
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Tír na nÓg
    Age
    46
    Posts
    116,350
    Thanks
    968
    Thanked 1,941 Times in 1,807 Posts
    Points
    3,507,229.89
    Bank
    15,622,797,195.60
    Total Points
    15,626,304,425.49
    Donate
    a head start and enjoy my friend. - Tgirl Glad you are feeling better! - Candi Happy 4th of July - Georgiagirl For someone's birthday... it's ice chocolate cream cake - SpecialK Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! - Candi 
    For that midweek slump! - BeyondExcess Just so because posting with you is so much fun - Elvensong Some dessert as you are so sweet and caring :-) - Elvensong For going above and beyond the call of duty in helping me settle in at FNF. - guynextdoor Merry Christmas!!! - SpecialK 
    Happy Holidays, Beautiful.. - SpecialK ...just 'cause.. - SpecialK For all you do to help keep the site open. - SpecialK Lets do the Friday dance! - Candi Spreading the luck for today! - BeyondExcess 
    For always being my friend. - BeyondExcess Thank you for all you do here! - Candi i miss our coffee time - musicmer Merry Christmas, my friend! - SpecialK Merry Christmas! - Candi 
    I'm surprised more colleges aren't moving toward at least one class like this. There's been a rise in readership of YA at the library since we put in a zombie/apocalyptic section. Vampires and werewolves have always been popular, but with zombies, we've managed to get more readers too. If schools offered something like this, plugging into the kids' media constructs like gaming and movies, it would probably go over well.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

  4. #4
    tgeorge12's Avatar
    tgeorge12 is online now Flirty Friend
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    277
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Points
    49,795.96
    Bank
    0.00
    Total Points
    49,795.96
    Donate
    Well...sign me up lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •