Understanding Video Games

A free online course about video games and game theory taught by Dr. Sean Gouglas.


Understanding Video Games is an 11-lesson course that comprehensively explores the analytical theory surrounding video game media. Video games are a globally entrenched entertainment medium that entertains, informs, and challenges us. These games reflect and shape our modern culture.

In the course, students learn to critically engage with video games and participate in informed discussions. Ultimately, this course is a guide to understanding the language of video games. Understanding Video Games was created by collaborating with world-renowned video game developer BioWare in Edmonton, Alberta. The course is taught by Dr. Sean Gouglas, an Associate Professor in Humanities Computing and Senior Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts.


Art Direction
Video Production
Interactive Learning Objects (ILOs)
Script Editing


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