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lpxxfaintxx
01-27-2009, 11:33 PM
Course Description:
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. 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.

Class will start with lecture and usually include a special discussion topic having to do with the day’s lecture to inspire new and original thought. At the end of lecture, there may be time to analyze student-submitted replays to illustrate a point or to improve analysis. Homework will be assigned at the end of each class and is due at the beginning of each lecture.

Course Learning Objectives and Goals:
What may look like complex topics are just ways we want you to think more deeply about the game to derive a greater satisfaction from playing. Furthermore, this understanding should have applications in real life, to further synthesize new information from limited inferences. The primary goal is for students to learn, enjoy the art of competitive StarCraft, and have fun. Overall, students will be applying critical thinking, quick decision-making, and game theory skills throughout the sessions. Students will also learn what to look for in a replay or game to learn most effectively.

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707
01-27-2009, 11:44 PM
****ing epic.

YonderKnight
01-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Wow...this really makes me wish I tried a little harder and tried to get into UC Berkeley...

Zaund
01-28-2009, 03:23 AM
****ing epic.

QFT :veryhappy:

Phrostbite
01-28-2009, 05:39 AM
Wow. Thats sort of like that one college doing a class on using google.

BD-ICY
01-28-2009, 06:44 AM
OMFG.

If I take this class does that mean I can put Starcraft Expert on my resume?

JeweyK
01-28-2009, 07:33 AM
I guess records mean something now.

Calaspawn
01-28-2009, 07:35 AM
I want to take this. Do you get kicked out for hacking?

Eppie
01-28-2009, 07:36 AM
Lol. This is an epic course.

CrazyGerbilEater
01-28-2009, 10:44 AM
i think i might petition my school president for it, itd be an awesome class, also, i think ill ask about an overclocking class.

Super
01-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Do you get thrown out of the university if you use hacks? It is considered cheating.

gamepin126
01-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Wouldn't taking a class on how to own noobs be cheating, too? Unfair advantage, imo.

Calaspawn
01-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Wouldn't taking a class on how to own noobs be cheating, too? Unfair advantage, imo.

Would that make Koreans cheaters?

Unfair advantage: Korea