The social science of ‘The Walking Dead’
- October 28, 2013
- A column by Joanne Christopherson, social sciences lecturer, is featured in the OC Register October 28, 2013
From the OC Register:
My first reaction upon being invited to participate in the UCI massive open online course, “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead,” was “Sign me up!” What an exciting prospect it is to draw on issues presented in this record-breaking TV series in order to teach social science topics… Joanne Christopherson is a lecturer in UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences and associate director of its Demographic and Social Analysis master’s degree program. She graduated summa cum laude from UC Irvine with a doctorate in environmental health science with a concentration in epidemiology. She’s a fan of psychological thrillers with multi-dimensional characters and situations.
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