Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games


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.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 240
  • ICS 265
  • ISS 242
  • LIT 249
  • VMS 214
Typically Offered