Games and Culture: Politics, Pleasure and Pedagogy

CULANTH 440S

Examines analog and computer games from a cultural perspective. Explores how prevailing culture and values affect game design, popularity, and experience. how games affect those areas of culture, such as imagining disaster, utopia and dystopia. Explores role-playing and identity, ethics, group behavior, competition, politics, gender, race, and aesthetics. Instructor: Ching, Ginsburg
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 240S
  • ICS 255S
  • ICS 265S
  • ISS 256S
  • ISS 242S
  • LIT 440S
  • LIT 249S
  • POLSCI 440S
  • POLSCI 248S
  • VMS 255S
  • VMS 214S
Typically Offered
Occasionally