College introducing online 'Dead' course

College introducing online 'Dead' course
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMC - From left, actors David Morrissey, Sarah Wayne Callies, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, and Lauren Cohan attend the season three premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" at Universal Studios on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for AMC/AP Images)
NEW YORK (AP) — A California university and AMC think you can learn something from "The Walking Dead."

The University of California, Irvine said Wednesday it will offer a free online course based on the network's hit zombie series. A team of UC Irvine professors will teach the eight-week course, which begins on Monday, Oct. 14, the day after the AMC drama has its season premiere.

AMC says fans of the show know it's about more than zombies: it's about survival, leadership and adapting to uncertain situations. Topics addressed in the classroom will include the hierarchy of needs in a crisis, the physiology of stress and population modeling to predict a species' survival.

Professors in public health, social sciences, physics and math will teach "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's 'The Walking Dead.'"