INFO 325 · Social Media and Global Change

3 credit hours
Same as EPS 325, AFST 325, ASST 325, EURO 325, LAST 325, REES 325, and SAME 325.


Social media is a new frontier of politics, religion, commerce, courtship, and education. It has altered an array of social relations from statecraft to sex.

The course draws on case studies from across the globe to explore the wide-ranging transformation taking place, from how people organize mass uprisings, to ways the mange the most intimate details of their lives. Examples will be taken from the Middle East, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, the US and Europe.


Course catalog link:
http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/info/

INFO 403 · An Introduction to Top Down Video Game Design

3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.


The emphasis of this course is on developing an understanding of top down video game design using the various design methodologies and tools introduced in class. Students will form small groups (4-6) and work on their own design within a selected genre (to be determined at the beginning of the semester). Areas of focus include high level design vision, audience evaluation, User Interface and its impact on the design, iteration of a series of design documents (high, medium and low level) and the team dynamics of communication, critique and integration. The goal of the class is to have the small teams use the concepts and the tools taught in class to create a complete design document that will be cataloged for later use.


Course catalog link:
http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/info/