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University of California at Berkeley is spawning more co-ed overlords. They're now offering a class that allows students to study StarCraft. Ah, liberal arts education. You never fail to amaze.
From the course description (courtesy of StarCraftWire): "This course will go in-depth in the theory of how war is conducted within the confines of the game Starcraft. There will be lecture on various aspects of the game, from the viewpoint of pure theory to the more computational aspects of how exactly battles are conducted. Calculus and Differential Equations are highly recommended for full understanding of the course. Furthermore, the class will take the theoretical into the practical world by analyzing games and replays to reinforce decision-making skills and advanced Starcraft theory."
According to the syllabus, students in the class must complete a final project that contributes something to the StarCraft community. "This may take the form of an essay detailing new theory or calculations, or an in-depth analysis of a significant game. Whichever final project is chosen will be displayed or published on a public forum for peer criticism."
The fourteenth week of the class is listed as "Tournament" - will they have students facing off against each other in class? If so, awesome. The syllabus lists the class as "pass/no pass" so the students won't need to worry about being dropped from an B to a C if they succumb to a classmate's drone rush.