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University of Florida Launches StarCraft Course

by Bryan Vore on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:54 AM

Twenty-five honors students with a "basic knowledge of and experience playing StarCraft" have begun a new course that applies RTS resource management to real world scenarios. (This isn't the first time this fall that we've heard of video game coursework at the college level.)

"In StarCraft you're managing a lot of different units and groups of different capacities. It's not a stretch to think of that in the business world or in the work of a healthcare administrator," says Ph.D. candidate and class instructor Nate Poling in an interview with Technology Review.

EME2040: 21st Century Skills in StarCraft will earn UF students three credits in the school's first remotely-taught course, which allows students to use their own gaming computers.