Dr. Alice Robison
CMS.600 / CMS.998
Undergraduate / Graduate
This course will serve as an introduction to the interdisciplinary academic study of videogames, examining their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. By playing, analyzing, and reading and writing about videogames, we will examine debates surrounding how they function within socially situated contexts in order to better understand games' influence on and reflections of society. Readings will include contemporary videogame theory and the completion of a contemporary commercial videogame chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Robison, Alice. CMS.600 Videogame Theory and Analysis, Fall 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-600-videogame-theory-and-analysis-fall-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA