Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MDST 3400 - Reading Video Games: An Introduction to Game Studies

This course explores the cultural, artistic, economic, and educational function of video games contemporaneously and historically. By examining the “flavor” of a game (analog and digital) students discover how games, like any media genre, reflect cultural, social, technological, and industrial shifts. By examining the various applications of video games, and understanding the medium’s historical evolution, students are able to gain insight into contemporary media culture, consumer habits, and its potential roles in the future. This course is conducted in a lecture and discussion format with visual presentations. Outside games, screenings, and assigned readings are required.