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Zombies 101: What's your ideal culture-clash class?

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Forget baseball, muscle cars and apple pie -- when it comes to a collective cultural pastime, nothing seems to thrill us more than the idea of things that go bump in the night.

It would only make sense, then, to mix morbid curiosity with higher education. A new class at the University of Baltimore, for instance, will be a crash course in all things corpse -- zombies, to be exact.

(Read more coverage on the zombie mystique here.)

The final exam? Script your ideal zombie movie.

But we're sure zombies aren't the end of all subjects that scream "wacky college elective." (FYI: Rutgers University slated "Vampires: From Sin and Exile to Sex and Salvation" in its recent course offerings.)

We're curious, and we want Your Take: What's the weirdest course offering at your college? And, better yet, which part of our mishmashed cultural vocabulary would serve as the ideal topic for a pop-culture course?

Afternoon update: Here's what you told us about your wackiest courses -- or about the courses you wish could've been:

@washingtonpost Meditations on Naptime: A Historical Survey #idealcollegecourseless than a minute ago via Brizzly

@washingtonpost Toys & Modern American Culture. One of our textbooks was about Star Wars, and we discussed the origin of Santa.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@washingtonpost At Elon University we've had classes on Harry Potter and now there is one on vampires in Southern literature.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@washingtonpost Wackiest course here at University of Delaware: "South Park and Philosophy" #Zombieless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@washingtonpost Human Sexuality. There was a workbook!less than a minute ago via web

And for even more viewing pleasure, take a look at some BlogPost-approved zombie movie clips:


By Katie Rogers  | September 8, 2010; 10:06 AM ET
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