AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Fall 2021, Section 004 - Games, Narratives, Cultures
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

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

Description

What is the role of play in our lives? Why do we play games when we know we will get frustrated by losing? How can we learn to appreciate games for the incredible art form that they are? In this course, we will explore these questions (and more!) as we play, watch, and analyze a number of video games and board games that will pique your curiosity, pull on your heartstrings, and make you question the boundaries of what a “game” even is! Whether you’re a top-ranked Apex Legends competitor or the only game you’ve ever played is Candy Crush Saga on your phone, this course is a great fit for anyone who is curious about the role games play in our lives.

Course Requirements:

This course requires synchronous participation in lectures and timely completion of reading and writing assignments. Students will complete up to 14 weekly reading-response assignments as well as up to 4 large projects, including but not limited to: analysis essays, video essays, infographics, and podcasts. No mid-term, no final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels, including both those minoring in Digital Studies as well as folks who are merely curious about understanding the role of play and games in our lives at a deeper level.

Schedule

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
29111
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: 001: Early American Cultural History
002 (LEC)
 In Person
27291
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: 002: Authenticity and Representation
003 (LEC)
 In Person
29112
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: 003: Stereotypes in American Culture
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30655
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: 004: Games, Narratives, Cultures
005 (LEC)
 In Person
30671
Open
2
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: 005: Screen Jewish Cultures Lecture
006 (LAB)
 In Person
30973
Open
2
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: 006: Screening Jewish Cultures Lab
008 (LEC)
 In Person
25890
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (LEC)
  Hybrid
27771
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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