Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games


Examines analog and computer games from a cultural perspective. Explores how prevailing culture and values affect game design, popularity, and experience. how games affect those areas of culture, such as imagining disaster, utopia and dystopia. Explores role-playing and identity, ethics, group behavior, competition, politics, gender, race, and aesthetics.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 188FS
  • ICS 186FS
  • ISS 188FS
  • LIT 188FS
  • POLSCI 186FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only