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Introduction to Video Game Studies

Film And Media Studies 342 - Fall 2021

This course will introduce students to multiple facets of video games as an art form, as a business, and as a part of American popular culture. The course will begin with a broad establishment of game studies and investigation of the uniqueness of video games as a medium. Subsequent weeks will introduce different approaches to studying video games, including historical, industrial, technological, cultural, theoretical, and aesthetic drawn from a variety of sources. Weekly lab sections will provide the opportunity for screenings-ranging from documentaries, news reports, television episodes, web series, and feature films-and video game play. Students will complete a final research project on a video game of their choice and present on their projects in class. Required Lab Time: Wednesdays @ 5:30pm for section 01 and Wednesday @ 4pm for section 02
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Section 01

Introduction to Video Game Studies
INSTRUCTOR: Fleury
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Section 02

Introduction to Video Game Studies
INSTRUCTOR: [TBA]
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