Spring School: Approaches to the Academic Study of Digital Games

30 March to 3 April 2019

The Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies is offering the spring school Approaches to the Academic Study of Digital Games. The course provides an introduction to gaming research. Distinct approaches will be introduced, discussed and put to the test, in order for the students to acquire critical, analytical and academic skills in the subject of digital games, as well as the methods and theory of Game Studies. To guarantee a heterogeneity of academic approaches, international guest lecturers will teach the course.

The course addresses exchange students of diverse faculties. Beside Media and Literary Studies, students of British and American Studies, Sociology, and Computer Science are welcome. By gathering students and lecturers from different departments, we offer the possibility for an interdisciplinary exchange.

Students can acquire between three and six ECTS credits according to their specific field of study. Requirements for the credits are provided in the respective exam regulations. The course is limited to a maximum of 25 participants, who must register on Ilias.