CMS.307 Critical Worldbuilding

Class Info

Studies the design and analysis of invented (or constructed) worlds for narrative media, such as television, films, comics, and literary texts. Provides the practical, historical and critical tools with which to understand the function and structure of imagined worlds. Examines world-building strategies in the various media and genres in order to develop a critical and creative repertoire. Participants create their own invented worlds. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 13.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.307 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. Diaz.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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