Human rights and diversity in Serious Games 7.5 HPBack to the overview page
The course "Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Games", 7, 5 hp, will give you a basic orientation in Game Design and Serious Games. You will have an opportunity to identify and formulate issues that relate to human rights and anti discrimination, relative to Game Design and Interactive Media. After the course, the student - individually or as part of a team - should be able to describe an idea for a serious game in a conceptual document or as a pitch. In the presentation there should be a discussion on the human condition - e.g. the consequences of different action for the character, the hero quest, the fight between good and evil – based on theories and ideas presented during the course.
We want you to work with issues relating to war and peace, diversity, equal rights, morals and ethics. Loyalty, respect, curiousness, courage, and fear could all be part of the concept. You are encouraged to try to do something totally new - something you had never thought of before!
The course will consist of open lectures with follow up seminars. A discourse on basic issues related to human rights will be at the centre. Well-known and influential persons that have influenced the world in war and peace and/or worked on a humanitarian level will be lecturing. Last year's key speaker was Professor Richard Bartle, the father of MMOs.