Over the past several decades, videogames and digital media entertainment have become an increasingly important part of our economy and culture. In response to the rapidly growing impact of the videogame industry, the game studies minor provides a rigorous analysis of digital media and their growing influence on contemporary human behavior, objects, institutions, and values.
Students pursuing the game studies minor will learn about the nature and function of human play through thematically linked courses analyzing games and game-related activities. As a fundamental concept in philosophy, psychology, and art, human play finds expression in individual cognition and in social community prominently including carnival, festival, and performance arts associated with New Orleans and the surrounding cultural region.
The Game Studies minor is a 18 credit hour program (6 courses) with a wide selection of courses to choose from.
An itemized academic program and course requirments for Game Studies can be found in the University Bulletin.
Students can use the Course Section Search on the Loyola Online Records Access (LORA) system to find courses that are eligible for the Game Studies program. Before declaring Game Studies as a minor, please contact one of the program Co-Directors.
David Myers, Co-Director
Rev. Aloysius B Goodspeed, S.J., Beggars Distinguished Professor in Mass Communication
Tim Welsh, Co-Director
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Composition