University Offering Course Based On FX’s ‘The Strain’

May 15, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The FX vampire apocalypse series ‘The Strain’ has inspired a college course. University of California, Irvine will be offering a four-week course referred to as “Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX’s ‘The Strain'”.

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The online course is free and open to everyone, including those who are not enrolled in the college. The course will cover a range of themes, including cyber-attacks, disease dynamics and parasites. Where were cool courses like this when I was in college?

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Kenya Hardaway the, VP of integrated promotions at FX made this statement: “beyond putting a unique twist on the vampire legend, ‘The Strain’ creates an opportunity for serious acedemic discussions about some of today’s most important topics. As society becomes more globally and technologically interconnected, the impact of biological parasites and computer hacks will only become more pronounced.”

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