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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Games Studies Minor

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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 


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