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    DMS 448SEM - Games, Gender And Society
    Lecture
    Games, Gender And Society NAM Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22493   Enrollment Capacity:   25
    Section:   NAM   Enrollment Total:   26
    Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Room:   Cfa 235 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
      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, interface design, human computer interaction, psychology, narrative, networking, and technical innovation. Asks why interactive experiences are so popular, and tries to understand the social and cultural implications of games and gaming.
      Instructor(s)
                 Nam, S look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Nam, S