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UC Berkeley students earn credits for playing Starcraft


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Claims to be "war studies" class


Something we
never imagined would happen to cream of the crop University of California students has just occurred - students at UC Berkeley interested in real-time strategy games and competitive gaming can take up a Starcraft studies class and earn college credits.

According to the course description, students will go in-depth in the theory of how war is conducted within the confines of the game Starcraft. There will be lectures on various aspects of the game, from the viewpoint of pure theory to the more computational aspects of how exactly battles are conducted.  Yet interesting enough, Calculus and Differential Equations are highly recommended for full understanding of the course.

The class will begin with a lecture and will usually include a special discussion topic relevant to the lecture to inspire new and original thought. At the end of the lecture, there may be time to analyze student-submitted replays to illustrate a point or to improve analysis.

StarcraftWire had an interview with the course facilitator, which they will be posting up shortly.

More here.

Last modified on 28 January 2009
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