You know you’re doing something right when FoxNews lists you as one of the “11 Wackiest College Courses of Fall 2009”


We take great pride in this acknowledgment, aimed squarely at the GAMBIT Game Lab:

If you need a break from math at MIT, “Introduction to Videogame Studies” might appeal to you.
“Students play and analyze videogames while reading current research and theory,” reads the course description, which says students are expected to beat the games too, “in consultation with the instructor.”

Intro to Video Games comes in at number six, just ahead of Cornell University’s course in tree climbing (which fulfills a physical education requirement) and Ohio State’s Harry Potter course, where students are “expected to read all seven books”.
Of course none of them quite top the paradox inherent in FoxNews’ #9 pick: a $4,875 course at Occidental College on stupidity.

Andrew Whitacre

About Andrew Whitacre

Andrew directs the communications efforts for CMS/W and its research groups. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a degree in communication from Wake Forest University, with a minor in humanities, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. This work includes drawing up and executing strategic communications plans, with projects including website design, social media management and training, press outreach, product launches, fundraising campaign support, and event promotions.


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