Survive, Escape, and Preserve The Future of Civilization.

"We all hope we would be the person who would not leave anyone behind, but we really don’t know.

In times of catastrophes some people find their humanity, while others lose theirs."

- Glenn Stutzky -

SW290: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior

This award winning, fully online course  brings together the latest thinking on how and why humans behave during disasters and catastrophes.

Why do some survive and others don’t? What are the implications for planning, preparedness, and disaster management?

Students in survival groups will face multiple challenges and tasks as they attempt to survive the catastrophic event, escape death, and preserve the future of civilization. For the ability to survive ultimately rests not with the individual but the group.


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MSU Students

Michigan State University undergraduate students of all majors are invited to enroll here.

Course Listing & Section: SW290 section 730
Prerequisites: none
Course Dates: TBD
Credits: 3

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Non-MSU Students

Michigan State University welcomes guest students from other colleges and universities. If you would like to take this course for college credit but are not an MSU student enroll here.

Course Listing & Section: SW290 section 730
Prerequisites: none
Course Dates: TBD
Credits: 3

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General Public & All Others

Members of the general public can now enroll in this course. If you would like to take this course as non-credit enroll here.

Offering Code & Section: SW290-16

Prerequisites: none

Course Dates: TBD
Credits: non-credit

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Our Team

Meet The Team!

Glenn R. Stutzky

Course Instructor
Glenn, as a social worker, has long been interested in how humans behave and why. He has worked extensively with educators, law enforcement, and community members on these issues for nearly 20 years.

Keesa V. Johnson

Instructional Designer
Keesa Johnson has dedicated her life to the arts and new paradigms of learning. “My goal in life is to make visions happen. I humbly wake up every day to collaborate with creatives, designers, programmers, educators and university policy makers to make nontraditional methods of learning come to life.”

Christopher Irvin

Artist & Creative Thinker
Christopher Irvin, MFA, has designed and implemented award-winning courses that promoted learning by intersecting ideas from academia, gaming, and pop culture. Creativity transcends all boundaries; thus, he believes that learning how to nurture and wield one’s creativity is imperative to approaching life in an extraordinary way. http://christopherirvin.com

Hailey Mooney

Course Librarian
Hailey is the librarian for the MSU School of Social Work. She is a strong believer in the importance of knowing how to find the best information, not just the most convenient. Hailey has a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan and an MLIS from Wayne State.


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Michigan State University

School of Social Work

Attn: Glenn Stutzky

655 Auditorium Rd

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States