DAY/time Topics Key Dates
Day 1: Global Gaming and Global Agenda
10:00 - 10:20 Introduction

Challenges, Concepts, Theories, Outcomes
10:20 - 10:30 General Workshop Logic

What, Why, How and When?

What this Course is about -

Day 1:
(a) Understanding How Games can Help Teach Many Important Concepts in Political Science

(b) Making the Game Forces you to Think out all the Possible Actions and Consequences

Day 2:
(a) Looking at a Situation From Different Perspectives can Bring Different Insights - so Visualization Becomes Very Important

(b) Hands on Work Plotting out IR Storylines with Philip Tan

Day 3:
(a) Hands on ArcGIS

Homeworks and Expectations

(a) Required Readings
(b) Class Participation
(c) In class Workshops
(d) 2 Short Papers, due the following day
(e) 1 Final Project, due after the class is over
(f) Grade Based on all of the Above

10:30 - 11:00
Political Edutainment, Simulation and Gaming

(a) Edutainment in Historical Perspective
(b) Politics and Gaming

Related Games: Strategy, IR, Power, World Exploration
11:00 - 11:30 Hot Spots and Game Logic

Highlights, Templates and Visualization for Integrative Cyber-narratives and Data Barometers and Political Consequences in Global Agenda!

Creation and Display of Hot Spots
11:30 - 11:45 Brief Break  

11:45 - 1:00
Creative Workshop on Global Agenda

Building Case-Based Story Lines, User Interfaces Discussion of Group Projects

Visualizing the Gameplay Through User Interfaces
Day 2: Visualization and International Relations
10:00- 11:00 Continuation of Edutainment and Gaming
Discussion of First Day and Homework

(a) Serious Fun: Play, Simulation and Educational Technologies
Homework 1 due
11:00 - 11:15 Introduction

Overview and Connections to Day 1
11:15 -11:30 Visualization of Hot Spots

Review Hot Spots From a Visualization Perspective
11:30 - 11:45 Brief Break  
11:45 - 1:00 Global Agenda Workshop

Making Sense of IR Using Gaming, Visualization and Cyber-narratives

Game Project Brainstorming and Design: Guest - Speaker Phillip Tan
Day 3: Enhancing Global Agenda and Visualization Strategies: Exploring Problems in International Relations
10:00 - 10:30 Demonstration and Illustration

Examples Drawn From Existing Visualization Research, Highlighting Key Features of Sample Visualization Tools and Techniques that Contributed to their Respective Research

In-class Exercises
Homework 2 due
10.30 - 11:30 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

ArcGIS as a Specific Tool for Managing Geographically Referenced Data

Tutorial Drawn From the U.S. 2004 Elections Data
11:30 - 11:45 Brief Break  
11:45 - 1:00 Final Project Discussion and Course Wrap-up Final project due one week after the end of class