Storytelling and Characterization in Video Games
About the Course:
Where: 101 Moffit
First day of class is September 2nd.
Unlike literature or film, video games are a new and often underrated media. Though they frequently portray deep and meaningful human interaction as well as strong political themes and captivating stories, very little study has been done on them. We'd like to change that, with your help. In this DeCal, we will be examining electronic games as a literary media, delving into the aspects of these games that have held our attention since we were young.
In this class, we will be examining the visual style, writing, and gameplay elements that come together to create the stories in some of our favorite video games.
We will be paying particular attention to Chrono Trigger, Portal, the Silent Hill series and the Monkey Island series. However, we will present and discuss a number of other games as well. If there's a game that you feel is particullarly noteworthy and would like to see it taught, feel free to e-mail me.
Because of the large size of this class, attendance will be taken via homework in the form of a short writing sample every week.
How to Enroll:
We currently have room for 75 and all are welcome. Priority will be given to seniors.
The class will be from 6-8 pm Tuesdays in 101 Moffit
Course Contact: elizabethblack AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Miller
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