COMMUNICATION

COMM-196
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

COMM-196
001
COMMUNICATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Introduction to Game Studies

Students are introduced to key historical and contemporary research in game studies, design, and production. The course functions as a survey of game studies, exploring how games are a part of the wider ecosystem of communications. Key questions include what do games communicate; what messages do they send; how players interpret games; and how games are changing the way we communicate. The course takes an historical perspective investigating a wide range of case studies in games and examining the seminal researchers in the game studies field. Meets with GDES-196 001.