21A.502 Fun and Games: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Considers the cultural organization of play in different communities and societies. Explores why all people play, how different cultures experience fun, and what particular games mean, if anything. Surveys major theories of play in relation to a variety of play phenomena, such as jokes, video games, children's fantasies, sports, and entertainment spectacles. As a final project, students develop their own case study.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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