Dr. Alice Robison
CMS.998 / CMS.600
Undergraduate / Graduate
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of commercial videogames as texts, examining their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. Students play and analyze videogames while examining debates surrounding how games function within socially situated contexts. Readings include contemporary game theory (Gee, Squire, Steinkuehler, Jenkins, Klopfer, Zimmerman and Salen, Juul, Bartle, Taylor, Aarseth) and the completion of a contemporary commercial videogame chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Robison, Alice. CMS.998 Videogame Theory and Analysis, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-998-videogame-theory-and-analysis-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA