Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Video Game Studies, Minor

Students in this minor will develop their skills for analyzing video games from a literary and cultural studies perspective. Additionally, they will learn fundamental video game design principles, which they will utilize in creating small-scale video games. By critically engaging with video games from the mid-twentieth century to the present, as well as developing their own games, students will prepare themselves for careers in art, media studies, literary studies, creative writing, or cultural studies.

One of the following courses (cannot be double counted with major requirements):

Total Credits for the Minor: 20

A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

Learning Goals:

1) Analyze video games in writing through the examination of direct  evidence in the form of text, visuals, sound, and gameplay.

2) Create video games by leveraging the fundamental principles of  game design. 

3) Explore the historical context of video games from literary, cultural  studies, or psychological perspective.