COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Spring 2020, Section 101 - Video Games, Communication, and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
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:

Description

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.

Schedule

COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
 Online
52128
Closed
0
 
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TuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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