UC Berkeley is offering a new course for 2009 on the "art of competitive StarCraft", as well as how to enjoy the game.
As yet, the course is not listed on the UC Berkeley website, however it is confirmed real, with the linked website due to be revamped, as the course is generating massive publicity.
The students enrolled in the course will meet once a week for two hours, and will go into detail on how war is depicted in the game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and there will even be a chance at the end of each class to show off a student-submitted replay of a StarCraft match.
The outline of the course is as follows:
Week 1: Orientation / Competitive Gaming Industry Overview / StarCraft Boom in Korea
Week 2: Units, Strength, Weakness, Attributes, Stats
Week 3: Fighting Micro and Unit Use
Week 4: Army Movement and Positioning
Week 5: Expo and Macro
Week 6: Building Placement and Base Layout
Week 7: Scouting and Counters
Week 8: Harass
Week 9: Overloading the Enemy, Multi-plays
Week 10: Economic Basis, Micro vs Macro
Week 11: Timing and Evaluation of Resources
Week 12: Deception
Week 13: Mindset and Series Play
Week 14: Tournament
For this first year, there are only 60 seats available, but UC Berkeley students get first choice. A revamped website will be available at www.berkeleystarcraft.com, within the week.