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Alternate Realities: Games, Play, and Culture
Course Code ENMS501
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15.00
Level 5
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This course looks at how modern video games and conspiracy theories converge, creating alternative realities in the social sphere. We investigate the effects of the engaging (some say addictive) worlds and communities created by video games, and look at how some of these worlds and communities can become conducive to the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories. Topics for discussion include: the overlapping histories of video games and conspiracy theories; the many elements they have in common and the crucial differences between them; and what happens when the distinction between video games and conspiracy theories breaks down. Students will explore the practice and theory of game studies, critically analyse the relationship between games and historical and current events, and consider their positionality as digital researchers.
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The course is available as part of the following qualifications.
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  AK3704   Bachelor of Arts   (BA)
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  INEXCH1   International Exchange (Inbound)   (INEXCH)
  SABRD1   Study Abroad   (Study Abroad)
  ICE1   Individual Course Enrolment   (ICE)
2024Semester 1
Class Stream Starting Ending Day Time Room
ENMS501/W101  01-Mar-2024  31-May-2024  FRI  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  WH307 
    01-Mar-2024  31-May-2024  FRI  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  WF202 
    27-Mar-2024  27-Mar-2024  WED  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  WH307 
2025Semester 1
Class Stream Starting Ending Day Time Room
ENMS501/W101  03-Mar-2025  27-Jun-2025       
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