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Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English), Rumano
100 % en línea

100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Nivel principiante

Nivel principiante

Horas para completar

Aprox. 18 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 hours/week...
Idiomas disponibles

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English), Rumano

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

Game on! The History and Theory of MMOs

The course opens with a brief look at gaming culture and history, then introduces the chief game we will study, Turbine's "The Lord of the Rings Online." We then look at some key concepts in game theory such as remediation and Jesper Juul's treatment of rules and game design from his book "Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds." We end by considering games as journeys using Constantine Cavafy's poem "Ithaca."For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab. ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
Reading
9 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Games as Culture5m
LOTRO Gameplay: Epic Quest Line, Book 112m
Remediation11m
Types of Video and Computer Games12m
A Brief History of Games9m
Juul: Emergence and Progression15m
Juul: Rules and Fiction11m
Cavafy's "Ithaca"7m
Reading1 lecturas
Course Overview10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Week 1 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18m
Week 1 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 1 Standard Quiz and this quiz)4m
Semana
2
Horas para completar
4 horas para completar

LOTRO and Tolkien

After an overview of storytelling modes, we turn to Tolkien and his work. We then examine the role of quests in games and literature. Finally, we introduce romance and lyric literature using Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
Reading
10 videos (Total 113 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
LOTRO Gameplay: Frodo and the Prancing Pony9m
Tolkien's Life and Works10m
Tolkien's Popularity8m
Themes in Tolkien's Writing14m
Quests as Structural Elements of Games12m
The Quester and the Quest9m
Part 1: Roland's Psyche6m
Part 2: Elements of the Quest Romance15m
Part 3: The Poem's Lyric Nature15m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Week 2 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)16m
Week 2 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 2 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 2 Peer Review)4m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

Romance and Realism

This week we journey into the Mines of Moria, comparing a scene in Tolkien's novel, Peter Jackson's film, and "The Lord of the Rings Online." Then it's back to romance literature to delve into the intricacies of allegory, plot, theme, and character. The week closes with a look at John Keats' haunting ballad, "La Belle Dame sans Merci." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
Reading
13 videos (Total 129 min), 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
Genres of Romance 4m
The Romance Circle 14m
Allegory Defined 11m
Tolkien on Allegory15m
Genre and Plot Forms8m
Lost in an Episodic Plot10m
Wandering and Doubling in Romance7m
Issues of Theme and Content8m
Flat vs. Round Characters12m
Daemonic Characters and Romance Character Systems7m
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" I 7m
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" II 10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Week 3 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)12m
Week 3 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 3 Standard Quiz and this quiz)6m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
4 horas para completar

Space and Time in Three Media

Week 4's initial focus is our natural concepts of space and time, and how these dimensions inform the "storyworld" of a narrative. We then examine how directors, authors, and video game developers use these innate frameworks to tell stories, invoking Seymour Chapman's book "Film and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film." Close attention is paid to the mechanics of point of view, and how its use allows artists to connect with audiences. ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
Reading
10 videos (Total 75 min), 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Storyworlds5m
Spatial Issues in Film 8m
Gameplay: Spatial Issues in Immersive Games (Stone Trolls)9m
Point of View in Novels and Films 14m
Point of View in Games7m
Temporal Order I: Introduction 7m
Temporal Order II: Film3m
Temporal Order III: Painting 2m
Temporal Order IV: Gaming 8m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Week 4 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)14m
Week 4 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 4 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 4 Peer Review)6m
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Dirección de la carrera

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Beneficio de la carrera

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Principales revisiones

por GDJun 17th 2016

An interesting course for anyone who likes lord of the rings online, fantasy (modern and presents), literature, video games, and/or movies! It's the ultimate combination for maximum nerddom!

por JSMay 14th 2017

Great juxtaposition of online game play and relevant classic literature. Interesting format. Makes the opposite of the usual boring lecture class.

Instructores

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Jay Clayton

Professor
English

Acerca de Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

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