I’m Taking Zombies Next Semester!

by Jason Fertig

Central Michigan is offering a course on apocalyptic literature – “From Revelation to The Walking Dead.”  I’m sure some readers are laughing.  Perhaps there are others who think, “well, at least it covers Revelation.”

I’d like to be positive about this practice of offering fashionable electives.  There’s nothing wrong with lighter courses as long as students spend more time on heavier ones.  Alas, a comment from a student at the end of the article does not give me hope for this instance:

“Studying ancient biblical texts isn’t most people’s cup of tea…But, when you add zombies, it instantly becomes everyone’s cup of tea.”

Imagine if Publius needed to invoke the night walkers to argue in favor of the Constitution.