Course Info

GAM 208: Virtual Worlds and Online Communities

Environments such as social networking sites, multiplayer online games and other online communities are becoming an increasingly large part of how we work, play, and learn. This course introduces the fundamentals for the interdisciplinary study of cyberculture and online social behavior. By examining core scholarship in this area, together with analyzing an existing virtual world, game, or online community, students will learn to research and understand new technologically-enabled social forms as they are emerging. PREREQUISITE(S) WRD 104

WRD 104 is a prerequisite for this class.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 401
Class number: 10143
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: Online: Sync

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30546
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: REMOT E0000
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 12618
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01511 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 30428
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 14588
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01511 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34184
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 12271
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33620
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 32628
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 32922
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Johnny Wilson