Course Info

GAM 205: Games Literacy

This lecture course introduces students to the evolving forms, uses, and design of games. Topics covered include the relationship between game design and play, the role of games in fueling the technological imagination, the changing contexts in which games are designed and played (art, social impact, health, education), and the rise of the independent games sector. Students will produce weekly written responses to course material, lead a seminar discussion in small teams, and produce a final written or multimedia paper. PREREQUISITE(S): None

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 301
Class number: 31059
Meeting time: TuTh 2:40PM - 4:10PM
Location: TBA-L PC000 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: N/A
Section: 601
Class number: 30580
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus
Instructor: N/A

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 22575
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Instructor: N/A

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 12952
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00202 at Loop Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 30482
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00228 at Loop Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 25562
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 15215
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01110 at Loop Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34255
Meeting time: MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 20880
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 16905
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01110 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33696
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00226 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22328
Meeting time: MW 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: CDM 00220 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck
CLOSED

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 33018
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck
CLOSED

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 22871
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck
CLOSED

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 601
Class number: 30525
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: CDM 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 501
Class number: 20675
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck