COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Summer 2021, Section 202 - Video Games, Communication, and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 202 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course introduces the communicative and cultural dimensions of video games as a form of popular culture and entertainment. No pre-existing knowledge of games or any sort of gameplay proficiency is required! We will cover game history, the game industries, video game cultures, representation in games, and representations of gaming in order to better understand how video games constitute a major mode of communication and culture in the present moment. We’ll pay particular attention to the fragmented and diffuse nature of video games themselves—from console games to mobile games and beyond—and to the various modes of engagement with games, such as the multitude of ways one can spectate, create, mod, or otherwise engage with games outside of gameplay itself.


COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
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201 (LEC)
Note: .This is an asynchronous course.
202 (LEC)
TuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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