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Topics in Digital Media: Games Studies

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, and cinema studies. Discussion of approaches to the philosophy of action, ludology, and theories of mechanic and gamic visuality. Themes will include simulation, social realism, and war games. The seminar will include screenings and require game play.

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MCC-GE 2131
Media, Culture, and Communication