It's an eight-week interdisciplinary course, which uses the show as a, quote, "jumping-off point for discussions on survival, social identity, post-apocalyptic nutrition, and stress management."
There IS actual work involved. The course description says, quote, "We'll watch engaging lectures, listen to expert interviews, watch exclusive interviews with cast members . . . use key scenes from the show to illustrate course learning . . .
"Read interesting articles, review academic resources, participate in large and small group discussions, and test our learning with quizzes."
It adds, quote, "[It's] recommended that you plan on spending about two to four hours per week on this course, though we believe the course is compelling enough you'll want to spend more time."
The course runs from October 14th, the day after the next season premieres . . . through December 20th. (For more info, or to sign up, hit up Canvas.net.)