NYU Steinhardt

Topics in Digital Media: Game Studies

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2131
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: A critical approach to the medium of the video game. Examination of the concept of ?play? using methods from literary criticism, cultural anthropology, post structuralism, & cinema studies. Discussion of approaches to the philosophy of action, ludology, & theories of mechanic & gamic visuality. Themes will include simulation, social realism, & war games. The seminar will include screenings & require game play.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2131