Zombies 101? Monmouth University joins colleges offering courses on the undead

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Sisters Cheyenne, right and Shawnee Riehl, of Toms River, walk down the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. on Saturday (Oct. 5). Photos by Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

Sisters Cheyenne, right and Shawnee Riehl, of Toms River, walk down the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. on Saturday (Oct. 5). Photos by Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

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(RNS) Monmouth University is among several colleges jumping on the zombie scholarship bandwagon. The University of Baltimore and Columbia College in Chicago both offer zombie studies classes. Michigan State University offered a two-credit course last summer on surviving the zombie apocalypse in which students were placed in survivor groups in a simulated zombie attack.