the strangest college course in America is…

A course titled “The Strategy of StarCraft” topped a list of the 15 strangest college courses in America. I am not a gamer, but I have to admit that this course sounds intriguing. It’s description states (emphasis added):

UC Berkeley students with an interest in real-time strategy games and the competitive gaming landscape are encouraged to participate in this class. 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.

Strange? Maybe. I would call it untraditional. I applaud whoever developed this course, since it looks like it uses gaming as a vehicle to teach decision-making.

Link courtesy of Marginal Revolution.

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