Course Quests

Grading & Learning Outcomes

This course is a game–complete quests to earn the grade you want!

To pass this course, you must complete the Main Quest: Zelda, Gamergate, and Open-World Gaming. Students who complete only the Main Quest will earn a C. For each Side Quest completed, a student’s grade will rise one level. That is, a student who completes the Main Quest plus one Side Quest would earn a C+; a student who completes the Main Quest plus six Side Quests would earn an A.

Each quest and its learning outcomes are listed below. Click for specifics on how to complete each quest, and remember that Blackboard is our space for password-protected information and turning in completed work.

Main Quest Zelda, Gamergate, and Open-World Gaming. • Define and describe gaming • Define and describe gender studies • Discuss gaming’s history and role in Western culture, particularly as related to gender • Be able to identify characteristics of open-source gaming and its role in the gaming community, particularly as related to gender • Be able to identify characteristics of open-access gaming and how it impacts the gaming economy, particularly as related to who is able to participate • Engage in gameplay of an open-access game (Fortnite) • Be able to identify characteristics of open-world gaming and its impact on the gaming community • Engage in gameplay of an open-world game (Zelda: Breath of the Wild) • Be able to identify characteristics of the ways that gender roles impacted actions taken and conversations had during #gamergate

 

Side Quest: Open-access gaming. • Be able to explain how open-access gaming impacts gameplay • Engage in gameplay of multiple open-access games • Discuss the advantages of open-access gaming

Side quest: open-source gaming. • Explain how open-source gaming impacts intellectual property issues • Engage in gameplay of an open-source game • Engage in analysis of an open-source game

Side Quest: Open-world gaming. Be able to explain how open-world gaming impacts gameplay Engage in extended gameplay of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Discuss processes for developing open-world gamesside quest: Community knowledge-making. Be able to explain, drawing on credible sources, the events leading up to #gamergate Be able to situate the events of #gamergate in larger cultural contexts Create digital content for a variety of audiences Develop ethos through digital composition in a gaming forum

side quest: digital composition. Define and describe digital composition Analyze the ways digital composition practices impact the development of games Be aware of and able to analyze gaming foraSide Quest: Not a Noob. • Demonstrate mastery of a game • Reflect on processes for achieving mastery of a gameGrandma Shirley with a battleaxe in purple

 

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