VIDEO GAMES & POLITICS OF PLAY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film and Media Studies
Course Number: 
261
Institution: 
Smith College
An estimated 63% of U.S. households have members who play video games regularly, and game sales routinely exceed film box office figures. As this medium grows in cultural power, it is increasingly important to think about how games make meaning. This course serves as an introduction to Game Studies, equipping students with the vocabulary to analyze video games, surveying the medium’s genres, and sampling this scholarly discipline’s most influential theoretical writing. The particular focus, though, is on the ideology operating beneath the surface of these popular entertainment objects and on the ways in which video games enter political discourse. Enrollment limit of 30.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30167-S19

Course Sections

VIDEO GAMES & POLITICS OF PLAY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jennifer Malkowski jmalkows@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 HILLYR 103