Course Info

GAM 206: History of Games

From "The Royal Game of Ur" (2500+ BCE) to "World of Warcraft" (2004), games have been a constant in human history. The forms of games, their experiential qualities, and their cultural significance have varied enormously from era to era and place to place. This class will examine particular games and game genres in their historical context using a case study format. We will focus on "indoor" games, those of chance and skill, as opposed to physical games and sports. The examples will be chosen (i) to have global scope and historic diversity, (ii) to relate to games that students will find familiar, and (iii) to raise particular issues in historical interpretation, the use of primary sources and changing concepts of leisure activity.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 20582
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 20583
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 20584
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 101
Class number: 12331
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 102
Class number: 16749
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 103
Class number: 16750
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 12332
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 12333
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33616
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 33617
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 303
Class number: 37053
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 33619
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 33618
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 21924
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 21925
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 501
Class number: 21926
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 101
Class number: 32764
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 32766
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 32768
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 301
Class number: 32918
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 32919
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 32921
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 602
Class number: 32920
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 22409
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 202
Class number: 22410
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 22411
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 101
Class number: 11365
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 11366
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01110 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 11367
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 301
Class number: 30414
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30415
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 30418
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30417
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 201
Class number: 20146
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20147
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20149
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01510 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 101
Class number: 10209
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 401
Class number: 10210
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01110 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 10211
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Summer I 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 41012
Meeting time: TuTh 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Spring 2013-2014

Section: 301
Class number: 30499
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 302
Class number: 30501
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 303
Class number: 30503
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00303 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 30507
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00224 at Loop Campus
Section: 602
Class number: 30505
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Jean Hop | View syllabus

Dec Intersession 2013-2014

Section: 504
Class number: 20602
Meeting time: MTuWTh 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01507 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Jean Hop | View syllabus

Winter 2013-2014

Section: 201
Class number: 20170
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 20172
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 203
Class number: 20174
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 501
Class number: 20176
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 20178
Meeting time: TuTh 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 503
Class number: 20179
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01007 at Loop Campus

Fall 2013-2014


Section 101

Class number 11148

Meeting dates: 9/11/2013 - 11/26/2013
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Meeting dates: 9/11/2013 - 11/26/2013
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: David Wolinsky


Section: 102
Class number: 11150
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 401
Class number: 11152
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 11154
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01509 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Summer II 2012-2013

Section: 501
Class number: 41333
Meeting time: MW 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: CDM 00216 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 41334
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2012-2013

Section: 201
Class number: 41328
Meeting time: MW 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00301 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 202
Class number: 41330
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 41329
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 211
Class number: 41331
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2012-2013

Section: 301
Class number: 35455
Meeting time: TuTh 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
CLOSED
Section: 302
Class number: 35457
Meeting time: TuTh 11:20AM - 12:50PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
Section: 303
Class number: 35459
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: LEVAN 00302 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
Section: 304
Class number: 35461
Meeting time: MW 9:40AM - 11:10AM
Location: LEVAN 00304 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Jean Hop | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 310
Class number: 35456
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
Section: 311
Class number: 35458
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
Section: 312
Class number: 35460
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Carson Cunningham
Section: 313
Class number: 35462
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Jean Hop | View syllabus
Section: 601
Class number: 35463
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01001 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 610
Class number: 36213
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED