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Intro to Catastrophe: Solar Flare Zombies
CNBC.com | March 09, 2012 | 03:47 PM EST

There's a new zombie in town — sun-eye zombies, and they're a brain-eating byproduct of solar flares.

Would you know how to survive them?

If you said "shoot them in the head" — BZZZZZZZ! Wrong.

Hey, didn't I say this was a NEW type of zombie?

And learning how to survive them is just one challenge you'll face in "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse," an online college course being offered this summer that uses a zombie apocalypse to examine human behavior amid catastrophe.

It’s the brainchild of Glenn Stutzky, a professor at Michigan State’s school of social work. The school wanted to offer some summer electives that would have a broader appeal beyond social work students. Stutzky’s always had an interest in human behavior amid catastrophe and thought tapping into the zombie zeitgeist would be a good way to do it. He was inspired by the Center for Disease Control’s Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse .

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