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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

FILM 50.04 Video Games and the Meaning of Life

Video Games and the Meaning of Life is an interdisciplinary course that explores the modern human condition through the stories, designs, and soundscapes of digital games—from the perils of obedience (Hannah Arendt and The Stanley Parable) to the metaphors of illness (Susan Sontag and That Dragon, Cancer), from the deathless dreams of pacifism (Undertale) to the transnational rise of today’s billion-dollar e-Sports industry (League of Legends). All students are welcome; no gaming or musical experience needed.


W. Cheng

Cross Listed Courses

COLT 40.07 MUS 046

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TMV; WCult:CI

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