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Brains? Not so much.

BALTIMORE – Call it Zombies 101.

The University of Baltimore is offering a new class on the undead.

The course is being taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of a book on zombie movies, “Zombiemania,” and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, which focuses on American pop culture.

Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.

The university isn’t the first to have a class on the undead. Columbia College in Chicago has offered a course on Zombies in popular media for years, and at Simpson College in Iowa students spent the spring semester writing a book on “The History of the Great Zombie War.”

I’ve got an idea for a film in which Mom and Dad suddenly find out what kind of courses Junior is taking on their dime.  The shock kills them and they come back as the Undead to feast on Junior’s brain as well as those of his classmates, only to  die again of malnutrition because of the poor quality of the gray matter they consume there.

I think I’ll call it “The Wasteland” unless that’s already been used.

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