COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Section: 002 Video Games: Culture and Identity
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

From its development in the 1970s through today, the video game industry has exhibited extraordinary growth and impressive change. Video game developers gross billions of dollars a year, and recent reports from the Entertainment Software Association indicate that 42% of Americans game three or more hours per week. Games have grown from an accidental off-shoot of Cold War military research into a serious industry that is deeply embedded in our economic, social, and cultural lives. This course offers a broad introduction to various areas of game studies, from gender and race representations to globalization and industrial labor, and provides students with the opportunity to explore their particular interests in greater depth with their final projects. No prior knowledge of gaming required! The course will begin with a brief history of games and major theories in game studies to give students the necessary background for critical analysis.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of gaming required! The course begins with a brief history of games and major theories in game studies to give students the necessary background for critical analysis.

COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30723
Open
25
25Comm St Major
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies majors until 12/14/17.
002 (LEC)
P
30724
Open
25
25Comm St Major
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies majors until 12/14/17.
003 (LEC)
P
27105
Open
25
25Comm St Major
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies majors until 12/14/17.
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