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    DMS 448SEM - Games, Gender And Culture
    Games, Gender And Culture NAM Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   21016   Enrollment Capacity:   21
    Section:   NAM   Enrollment Total:   22
    Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Room:   Cfa 235 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Reserve Capacities
    Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
    Force Reg: Seats Reserved 3 0  
    Media Study: Seats Reserved 12 16  
      Course Description
    Comprehensive investigation of the emerging field of Games Studies, the critical analysis of games and interactive environments made possible by the computer. Addresses different theoretical perspectives that view games and gaming as historical, social, cultural. aesthetic, technical, performative, and cognitive phenomenon. Examines how video games encompass an increasingly diverse set of practices, populations, and locations from fantasy football to multi-player medieval fantasy, from simulations of real life to alternate realities, from fanatics to activists, from nightclubs to competitive arenas to public streets to the classroom; from consoles to mobile phones, to large screen projections. Analyses not only popular games but interactive installations, pervasive games, mixed and virtual reality environments. Discusses the interdisciplinary nature of a cultural practice which depends on art, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, etc.
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