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The [course_title] course covers an interdisciplinary study of video games as texts from the cultural, educational, and social point of view in the contemporary settings.

In the course, you will learn about digital environments, games, Cybertexts, unwritten rules, cheating procedures in games, Immersion, agency, etc. The course also focuses on the types of players such as motivational players, Causal v. Hardcore. Apart from these, the course includes discussion on identity building, identity construction, Games Aesthetics, Fictional world, simulations, Games and Violence and more. By reading the contemporary literature about video games and by playing and analysing games, you will learn the practical knowledge about video games. No prior programming knowledge necessary.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

Module 01
session 1 Play 00:10:00
session 2 Play & Games 00:10:00
session 3 Digital Environments & Games 00:15:00
session 4 Cybertexts 00:10:00
session 5 Unwritten Rules 00:05:00
session 6 Cheating 00:05:00
session 7 Catch Up Class Agency/Narrative 00:05:00
session 8 Immersion 00:05:00
session 9 Types of Players Motivation 00:05:00
session 10 Types of Players Causal v. Hardcore 00:05:00
session 11 Identity Building 00:05:00
session 12 Identity Construction 00:05:00
Module 02
session 13 Fictional Worlds 00:05:00
session 14 Narrative Spaces 00:05:00
session 15 a Simulations 00:05:00
session 15 b Performance 00:05:00
session 16 Persuasive Games/Values in Systems 00:05:00
session 17 Games Aesthetics 00:05:00
session 18 Formal Aspects of Games 00:10:00
session 19 Games and Violence 00:05:00
session 20 Game Journalism 00:05:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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