Arnold Blumberg said his class will involve screening 16 zombie film classics, zombie comic books as required reading and the option for students to write a screenplay or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie movies as final projects, The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday.
"Zombies are one of the most potent, direct reflections of what we're thinking moment to moment in our culture," Blumberg said.
Jonathan Shorr, chair of the university's school of communications design, said the class is part of a new minor in popular culture.
"It's a back door into a lot of subjects," Shorr says. "They think they're taking this wacko zombie course, and they are. But on the way, they learn how literature and mass media work, and how they come to reflect our times."