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COM 316: EMERGENCY AND DISASTER COMMUNICATION: HUMANITY IN A ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE
The purpose of this course is to develop an applied humanistic understanding of communication and life skills for high-stress situations. Using the apocalypse as a metaphor for all-hazards scenarios, historical narratives of disaster and films and novels in the zombie genre are used to discuss emergency preparedness and survival strategies. Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze the rhetorical situation of apocalypse, engage in emergency and disaster planning, response, and recovery assignments, activities, and exercises including developing emergency evacuation plans, preparing emergency kits and bug-out bags, and exercising medical triage and first aid.