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FI 208 — Film Genres: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

Since the 1990s, American movies, TV shows, and books have been filled with zombie viruses, bioengineered plagues, and disease-ravaged bands of survivors. Students analyze why outbreak narratives have infected our public discourse and how they have affected the way Americans view the world.