AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Fall 2020, Section 006 - Games, Narratives, Cultures
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course explores the ways in which video and board games reflect the cultures that produced them and the various lenses one may use to critique modern games. We will discuss recent games that feature themes of colonialism, capitalism, and how “serious” games can be used to teach players new information or ways of seeing the world through one’s play experience. We will discuss, critique, (and yes, play) various games throughout the semester, and in the final project, students will have the opportunity to create a prototype of a “serious” game that deals with a contemporary problem in their community, occupation, or scholarly discipline.

Course Requirements:

All homework and projects will be handed in asynchronously. Students should have access to an internet connected computer, a camera and microphone.

Class Format:

Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class times. Synchronous class sessions set up over Discord will be recorded and uploaded for students who cannot make it to the online class for the day. Asynchronous discussion outside of class time will be conducted on a private Subreddit.

Schedule

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
32214
Open
5
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
002 (LEC)
  Hybrid
29645
Open
16
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
32215
Open
6
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This course will meet in-person. There is no online only option.
004 (LEC)
 Online
35048
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
005 (LEC)
 Online
35068
Closed
0
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
006 (LEC)
 Online
36286
Open
5
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during all scheduled class times.
007 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37129
Open
5
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Charting the African American Experience. Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
008 (REC)
 Online
27802
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (LEC)
 Online
30412
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
  Hybrid
38667
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Course is closed to remote-only students.
017 (LEC)
 Online
41148
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 017, Charting the African American Experience. Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Remote-only students registered for section 007 should swap into section 017.

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