EAST LANSING, Mich. -

Dozens of Michigan State University students survived a zombie pandemic this summer.

Or at least a class about one.

For the past seven weeks, Glenn Stutzky, an instructor in the School of Social Work, taught a course not previously offered at the East Lansing university.

Called "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse -- Catastrophes and Human Behavior," the online class encouraged students to consider how human behavior and nature change after catastrophes, both historical and hypothetical.

In this case, the hypothetical was a zombie apocalypse.

Students had to work together in groups to develop ways to survive as the undead overran them.

One of the group leaders, Tiffany Mora, a sophomore from Macomb Township, says the class may sound "ludicrous," but "is far more in-depth and educational" than one might imagine.