I’m taking a class between the fall and spring semesters in order to fit in 3 more hours to graduate next December. There are only a few courses offered during wintersession, but fortunately two of them fulfill the generation education humanities course I needed. My choice was obvious and I’m now spending 3.5 hours a day Monday through Saturday studying zombies.

English 2025 is a fiction course that is taught on a variety of subjects, one of which is Zombies in Fiction. I went in not knowing much about them and after the first class I already felt that I knew way more than a normal person should know about the undead. I’ve never liked horror movies, but these haven’t been bad at all. Zombies didn’t originally attack people or seek flesh anyway.

In the first 6 classes, we’ve managed to read and view a whole lot of Zombie fiction: White Zombie, I Walked With a Zombie, “Dead Men Working in the Cane Fields”, “Salt Is Not For Slaves”, The Plague of the Zombies, “The House in the Magnolias”, “Song of the Slaves”, “While Zombies Walked”, Night of the Living Dead (1968 original and 1990 remake), Return of the Living Dead, I Am Legend (novel and movie), 28 Days Later, “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”, and Fido.

In the remaining 4 classes after Christmas break, there will be 4 more movies, 2 novels, and a couple more short stories. Wooo.