CMN 176v: Video Games Theory and Research

Communication theory and research on the uses and effects of video games. Research methods available for investigating game use and the impact of games on behavior. Application of those methods in a research project.
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Units

4

Prerequisites

None

Quarters

Varies, but offered at least once a year

Description

Why do people play video games? Who are your a favorite video game characters? Have you ever felt guilty about something you did in a video game? Is it possible to train cognitive abilities? To discover how social scientists study these (and other) questions, enroll in CMN 176v, Video Games Theory and Research, with Dr. Jorge Peña.