Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 28/08-20

Advanced Topics in Game Studies

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KGADTGS1KU
Participants max:
25
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
-
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Games
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Efterår 2021
Start
30 August 2021
End
31 December 2021
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
Students learn to analyse and critically engage with games and related theoretical topics.
Description

Games and play are an increasingly important genre of entertainment, marketing, personal expression and art. This course provides a theoretical foundation for analysing game and engaging with the role of games in our society.

Students will gain an understanding of how to analyse and critically engage with games.

The seminar follows two interwoven threads: game analysis and theoretical topics in game research. The course covers central topics that addresses these issues including:

  • Games, mediation and textuality
  • Player Involvement
  • Narrative
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics
  • Persuasive Games
  • Politics and ideologies of Games

The students' own research interests are encouraged and welcomed.

Formal prerequisites

Students are expected to have a grounding in the theoretical humanities and/or social sciences.

This course builds on Games & Culture. If the prospective student has not taken this course, but feels qualified for other reasons, please contact the course manager before applying.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze digital games in a thorough and coherent manner, utilizing theories and methods engaged with in the course as a suite of analytical tools.
  • Engage critically with the academic literature in the field of Game Studies.
  • Refine and develop existing theories to better suit specific applied analysis.
  • Research a given topic independently in order to produce a paper that is good enough for submission to an international journal or conference.
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C11: Submission of written work