645612 Current Directions and Developments in European Ethnology: Game Studies

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 27.12.2017 Place course on memo list
645612
Current Directions and Developments in European Ethnology: Game Studies
PS 2
5
weekly
annually
German
  • Students will be able to identify foundational concepts, themes and theories from within the field of Games Studies.
  • Students will be able to identify the intersection between Game Studies and Cultural Studies.

This course gives an overview about about key concepts and theories used wihin game studies. It shows that playing or gaming are an anthropological constant in culture and aims to contribute to an ethnological understanding and appreciation of games and play. Special emphasis will be placed on the larger culture around games and gaming, as games are always enacted in specific social settings and contexts.


The Course will include short lectures combined with exercises and activities aimed at generating discussion about the relation of games and culture.

Assessment will take the form of a presentation and an essay, playing and various Online Assignments;

  • Bareither, Christoph: Gewalt in Computerspielen. Facetten eines Vergnügens. Bielefeld 2016.
  • Beil, Benjamin: Game Studies. Eine Einfürung. Berlin 2013.
  • Huizinga, Johan: Homo Ludens. Vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel. Reinbek 2003.
  • Roger, Callois: Die Spiele und die Menschen. Maske und Rausch. München/Wien 1958.
  • Salen, Katie; Zimmerman, Eric: Rules of play. Game design fundamentals. Cambridge 2004.

No previous knowledge in gaming required.

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06.03.2018
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2018-03-06
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-03-13
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-03-20
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-04-10
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-04-17
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-04-24
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-05-08
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-05-15
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-05-22
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-05-29
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-06-05
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-06-12
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-06-19
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2018-06-26
17.15 - 18.45 52U109 SR 52U109 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired