Game Studies

Develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to understand and work with the world’s most popular medium, opening career doors in the global game industry, game and media journalism, digital humanities, new media policy, finance, law, entrepreneurship, digital culture studies, and related fields.

Core Courses

  • PAH 200: Introduction to Applied Humanities (3 units)
  • PAH 201: Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques and Technologies for Public Enrichment (3 units)
  • PAH 372: Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 units)
  • PAH 383: Pre-Internship: Building Career Readiness (3 units)
  • PAH 420: Innovation and the Human Condition: Learning How to Improve Life in the Community and Beyond (3 units)
  • PAH 493: Internship (3 units)
  • PAH 498: Senior Capstone (3 units)
  • One elective (3 units) from the approved list.

Emphasis Courses

  • PAH 230: Video Games as Artifacts: Appreciating Interactive Multimedia Entertainment (3 units)
  • PAH 231: Global Video Game Cultures and Their Origins (3 units)
  • PAH 330: The Video Game Industry: An Introduction to the Business of Making Money with Play (3 units)
  • PAH 331: Video Game Studies: Critical/Cultural Approaches (3 units)
  • APCV 405: Introduction to Game Design (3 units) or ISTA 251: Introduction to Game Design (3 units)
  • APCV 406: Introduction to Game Development (3 units) or ISTA 451: Game Development (3 units)
    • Pre-requiste for APCV 406 = APCV 405
    • Pre-requisite for ISTA 451 = ISTA 350 or CSC 210