The interdisciplinary minor is comprised of current courses offered within the Departments of Arts; Cognitive Science; and Language, Literature, and Communication.
The courses that constitute the core of the interdisciplinary minor include:
· Game Design/Psychology
In addition, three courses coming from within each of the participating departments:
Arts considers games and simulation as newly evolving genres stemming from cinema, animation, interactivity, and digital media. Using creative hands-on studio practice combined with collaborative team work, alternate gaming paradigms and emerging forms are encouraged.
- Approved Independent Study Course
- Experimental Game Design
Cognitive Science follows the industry philosophy and approach using teams to foster strong collaborations, especially in making “synthetic characters.”
- Game Artificial Intelligence
- Game Architecture
- Game Mechanics
- Game Development I
Language, Literature, & Communication analyzes games aesthetics and game design like character development and game experience.
- Designing Interactive Characters for Computer Games
- Interactive Narrative