Ever want to graduate from university with your Genshin Impact team composition knowledge and thesis on why Bloom is an overpowered Elemental Reaction?
Well, Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, USA, is giving students such an unconventional way of receiving credits and that is through learning a course on team building in Genshin Impact.
According to the catalog for undergraduate options, one of the courses that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students can participate in is literally titled ‘Genshin Impact: Team Building”.
Before any fans hop on and sign up to study at CMU, it is worth noting that this particular course is not part of the regular university offerings so you are not graduating with a degree in Genshin Impact theory-crafting.
Instead, the course is offered through Student-Taught Courses, or StuCo in short, a program that allows students to teach classes and share their knowledge on any topic of their choice.
In fact, all CMU students can take part in the StuCo courses whether as a teacher or a learner.
By participating in a StuCo course, both the instructors and students are eligible to receive 3 elective credits for their work.
If you go through the StuCo course list, Genshin Impact isn’t the only class topic available as there are also studies on the “Introduction to Competitive Pokemon”, “Anime From Astro Boy to Your Name”, and even one about Minecraft.
Of course, from an outsider’s perspective, one may laugh at a university wanting to teach about Genshin Impact but long-time players know that the game is pretty heavy in mathematics.
Since the course revolves around team building, this would mean optimizing the damage formula will be part of the lesson.
Damage formula is a part of the game that doesn’t shy away from having lots of numbers and can be quite a ride for mathematics classes.
Worth noting that this is not the first time an educational institute has offered gaming-related courses as the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (A.P.U.) once had a program about Dota 2.
News of universities venturing into games is also not something new, however, most institutes tend to focus on eSports titles while CMU allows students to offer classes beyond those games such as Genshin Impact and Minecraft.