Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2023

  • Media Technologies – Digital Game Cultures

    155 001 | CCN: 31089

    Jacob Gaboury

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, TH 10:00am - 11:29am

    4 Units

    This class offers a broad introduction to the phenomenon of video games, focusing primarily on Western U.S. histories and cultural practices. We will investigate the relationship between play and games, learn how to analyze and practice basic game design principles, examine current events around issues of race, gender and inclusivity in the contemporary game scene, study cultural practices such as speed running and art games, and come to better understand the stakes of growing practices in e-sports and global game economies. In short, this course will transform the simple everyday pleasures of games into something new, complex, and unfamiliar.