Course Calendar

Course Calendar

Day To Be Completed for Class Class Plan
1/10 Syllabus, Course Intro
1/12 Reading: (1 of 2)
Huizinga – Play as a Cultural Phenomenon
Caillois – Defining and Classifying Games
Discuss Reading (DR) |
Applying Concepts
1/17 Reading: (1 of 2)
Koster – What Games Are
Suits – Construction of a Definition
DR | Game Strategies for
Course | Peer-Review #1
1/19 (Course Work) Workshop (Making Images)
1/24 Reading: (1 of 2)
Costikyan – Games, Culture, and Uncertainty
Sicart – Play is
DR | Writing Strategies 1
1/26 (Course Work) Vlogging |Course Trivia 1 |
Progress Path Work (PPW)
1/31 Reading: (1 of 2)
Koster – What Games Aren’t
Juul – Paradox of Failure
DR | Better Groups, Better Function
(Group/Collaboration Strategies)
2/2 (Course Work) Reskinning a Game | PPW
2/7 Rd. McGonigal (1-34) DR | Defining a Game | Peer-Review #2
2/9 (Course Work) PPW | Course Trivia 2
2/14 Rd. McGonigal (35-76) DR | Satisfying Failure | The Art of Revision
2/16 Rd. McGonigal (77-118) DR | The Social | Writing Strategies #2
2/21 Rd. McGonigal (119-167)
Reinventing Reality (p1)
DR | Thinking with McGonigal
2/23 (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction/Workshops
2/28 Rd. McGonigal (168-218)
Reinventing Reality (p2)
DR | Making an ARG
3/2  (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction/Workshops
3/7 Reading: (1 of 2)
Wark – Agony and Allegory
Koster – What Games Teach Us
DR | Gamerspace/Learning from Games
3/9 (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction
3/11 – 3/19 NO CLASS – Spring Break
3/21 Rd. Gee – Chapter 1 & 2 DR | Playing with Semiotic Domains
3/23 (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction
3/28 Rd. Gee – Chapter 3 DR | Identity (Play/formation)
3/30 (Course Work) PPW | Course Trivia 3
4/4 Rd. Gee – Chapter 4 & 5 DR | Meaning, Learning, Telling, Doing
4/6 (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction
4/11 Rd. Gee – Chapter 6 DR | Resisting Cultural Models
4/13 (Course Work) PPW | On Demand Instruction
4/18 Rd. Gee – Chapter 7 & 8 DR | Social Resources
4/20 (Course Work) PPW | Course Trivia 4
4/25 (Course Work) Course Recap | Course Evaluations
PPW | On Demand Instruction
4/27 Finish Course Work All Work Due
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