Somebody please hold us, it has finally happened. Our dreams have come true! Someone has made a history class that fuses the academic study of history with the playing of video games. That’s right; a professor by the name of Joseph November of the University of South Carolina has crafted a history class that features video games as the main way students engage with course material.
According to a handout of the course description posted on reddit, the major focus of the class is to examine each game’s portrayal of its respective time period as well as consider how video games as a medium can help provide new perspectives on history. The playing list for the class features a variety of video games based in historical settings such as Assassins’ Creed II, Railroad Tycoon, Age of Empires III, Fallout 3 and many more.
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Posted in: Sci/Tech
Tags:Age of Empires III
, Assassins' Creed
, Fallout 3
, History Class
, University of South Carolina
, Video games
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Berkeley student life is punctuated by a wide variety of everyday campus issues – many that we drastically change our views on as the years go by here as undergraduates. We thought we would explore such a perplexing phenomenon through an easy-to-view infographic, where we’ve systematically compiled a rich look at how various students view several important, relevant issues affecting everyday campus life.
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Okay, okay. So by infographic we actually mean a bunch of rage faces.
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Posted in: Sandbox
, internet memes
, rage face
, student opinion
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Now, the Clog wouldn’t call ourselves redditors – we’re too afraid of being sucked into a deep dark corner of the internet (although not as dark as 4chan), but today we ventured on to the popular site to be greeted by a dear friend. Oski.
Ain't he cute?
Why was our mascot reppin’ reddit Monday, April 16? Apparently Berkeley won third place in a “Grow a College Subreddit Competition,” so all the world had their interwebs invated by the Golden Bears (or in this case, bear). The 6 other colleges in the top seven will also get their moment in the light, but we don’t think their mascots will be as cute as ours.
Can whoever designed this Oski redesign the creepy monster that adorns Cal gear nowadays? Seriously, we have nightmares. Enjoy the next 45 minutes of Berkeley’s occupation of reddit.