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Courses - Winter 2022
HIST
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HIST339R
Special Topics in History; A World of Warcraft: Video Games and the Representation of History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will take a thematic approach to how history is both remembered and recreated through the medium of video games, such as Age of Empires, Total War, Assassin's Creed, and Civilization. In analyzing how these video games portray past wars and cultures, we will examine what really happened according to primary sources, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of recreating the past through popular media.