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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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GSAS 1600 - History and Culture of Games

This course surveys 5000 years of game history, from ancient Sumer/Sumerian to the latest next-generation consoles and MMOGs. In parallel with this historical tour, several major theories will be examined about the nature of play and the nature of games. Along the way it will also look at how games and play influence the cultures they are found in, and how culture in turn influences how people structure their leisure time will also be considered. This is a communication-intensive course.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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