CMS.615 Games for Social Change

Class Info

Examines how various movements have tried over time to create games that enable players to enact social change. Students collaborate in teams to design and prototype games for social change and civic engagement. In a workshop setting, teams develop games and showcase them at an end-of-term open house. Features guest speakers from academia and industry as well as the nonprofit sector and the gaming community. Readings explore principals of game design and the social history of games. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.615 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by S. Osterweil.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-154.

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

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