ESGE 200: Video Games and Society
In this course we will investigate video games as cultural artifacts. We will take up topics such as realism and immersion, narratives, diversity and representation, emotions, ethics, and violence. We will strive to understand how scholars of various disciplines approach these topics as well as to play games that exemplify these ideas. In doing so, we will learn how to critically analyze games as both texts and cultural objects, and additionally gain an understanding of gaming and esports as a cultural phenomenon.