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Game Studies (Pullman only)

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Game Studies (Pullman only) (120 Credits)

This option is focused on critical play studies and game creation. Students in this option explore the histories and theories associated with interactive media and video games. They also create games for diverse audiences using a range of software. Graduates of this option will be well versed in front-end design, narrative construction, as well as basic game and interactive media mechanics.

This option is available on the Pullman campus. A student may be admitted to the DTC – Game Studies Option upon making their intention known to the department. This option requires 42 credits of major-specific coursework.
First Year
First TermCredits
DTC 101 [ARTS]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Foreign Language, if needed, or Electives1,26
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
DTC 2013
Foreign Language, if needed, or Electives1,26
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab34
DTC 206 [EQJS] or 475 [DIVR]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
DTC 354 [M]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab34
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
DTC 3353
DTC 3923
Equity and Justice [EQJS] or Diversity [DIVR]43
Second TermCredits
DTC 301 [M]3
DTC Electives56
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
DTC 4923
DTC Electives56
Second TermCredits
DTC 497 [CAPS]3
DTC 498 or 4763
Senior Exit Survey

1Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
2Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.
3To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
4Depending on whether a student takes DTC 206 [EQJS] or DTC 475 [DIVR] for their degree requirement, they should take a UCORE option that fulfills the opposite requirement in their third year.
5DTC Electives (12 credits): Any DTC course not included in the degree requirements is eligible to be a DTC elective. One DTC elective course (3 credits) may be substituted by DTC 498 or 499.

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