Course Info

GAM 228: Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema

Societies function based on normative ethics utilizing common sense to distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior. Most of us are not aware of the underlying theories when arriving at ethical judgments about right and wrong. However, the fast pace of progress in information technologies and digital entertainment creates an environment in which ethical challenges are particularly complex. In the eyes of many, games and movies are violent, offensive and immoral. This course will concentrate on analyzing the impact of digital entertainment on an individual and society. Implications of certain values embedded in games and movies will be discussed. Elements of the ethical code of conduct for a game or movie creator will be formulated. The issue of balancing individual creativity vs. cultural impact, particularly on children, will be discussed.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 20587
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20588
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20589
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20590
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 20591
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 25590
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 521
Class number: 25635
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20592
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Section: 522
Class number: 26227
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12319
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 12320
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 12798
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 12321
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 12322
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 420
Class number: 12697
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 421
Class number: 12799
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 220
Class number: 41846
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33628
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 33629
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 33630
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 33885
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 33632
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 33794
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 33882
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Dec Intersession 2016-2017

Section: 522
Class number: 22449
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 21929
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 21930
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 21931
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 21932
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 21933
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 22343
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 521
Class number: 22537
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 21935
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32732
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 32734
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 104
Class number: 33774
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 32738
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 32740
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 33538
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 421
Class number: 33776
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 220
Class number: 40853
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 301
Class number: 32932
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 32933
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 32934
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 33243
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 32937
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 33130
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 33240
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 32936
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01507 at Loop Campus

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Section: 522
Class number: 23040
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 22414
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 22415
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 22416
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 22418
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 22419
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 22420
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 22892
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 521
Class number: 26510
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 22421
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11349
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 11350
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 11351
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 104
Class number: 16532
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 11352
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 11353
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 11813
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 421
Class number: 16534
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2014-2015

Section: 220
Class number: 40933
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 301
Class number: 30431
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30432
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 30433
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 304
Class number: 30434
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 37130
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30436
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01105 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 30673
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 621
Class number: 37119
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 30435
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus

Dec Intersession 2014-2015

Section: 521
Class number: 27071
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 201
Class number: 20156
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20157
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 203
Class number: 20158
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 204
Class number: 20159
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20160
Meeting time: TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 20161
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 20162
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 20709
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20163
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 10189
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 102
Class number: 10190
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 10191
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: ARTLT 00306 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 10192
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 10193
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
Section: 420
Class number: 16980
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2013-2014

Section: 220
Class number: 41016
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 301
Class number: 30522
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 30523
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 303
Class number: 30524
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 304
Class number: 30525
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 30528
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Section: 620
Class number: 36301
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30526
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 20184
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 20185
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Michael Peterson
CLOSED
Section: 203
Class number: 20186
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 204
Class number: 20187
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 20188
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Choi | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 20189
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 503
Class number: 20190
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Section: 520
Class number: 27099
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 20191
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2013-2014

Section: 101
Class number: 11128
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 11129
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 11130
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 104
Class number: 15675
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 11131
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 11132
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Section: 403
Class number: 11133
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus

Summer I 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 41332
Meeting time: MW 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 301
Class number: 35478
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 35479
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 303
Class number: 35480
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 304
Class number: 35481
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 305
Class number: 35482
Meeting time: MW 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 35483
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 602
Class number: 35484
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Jose Zagal

Winter 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 24424
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 24425
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 203
Class number: 24426
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 204
Class number: 24427
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 24428
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 24429
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 503
Class number: 24430
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
Section: 801
Class number: 24431
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2012-2013

Section: 101
Class number: 15136
Meeting time: MW 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 15137
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 103
Class number: 15138
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 15139
Meeting time: MW 11:50AM - 1:20PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 15140
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
CLOSED
Section: 403
Class number: 15141
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Charles Wilcox
CLOSED