By Blue Lemay, Faculty Program Director
This course is top-secret. Shh. You want to know about it? Here, come closer. HUM325 Secrets: A Cyberculture Mystery is an educational gaming course that places you in an internet mystery!
Few forces in modern history have had such a wide-ranging effect on our contemporary identities as the global expansion of cyberculture. The Oxford dictionary defines it as, “The social conditions brought about by the widespread use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business.” HUM325 provides you with an authentic learning experience unlike any other course you are likely to have encountered.
In the course, you’ll go on multiple quests, accumulate experience points, engage in lively internet forums, and work together to solve the mystery at the heart of the course. Throughout your gameplay, you will explore essential questions about how and why the internet has changed and continues to change your sense of identity. You will create your own evolving digital story as you analyze, evaluate, and reflect on cyber-based phenomena such as social media, online games, internet relationships, and engaging virtual realties represented by “The Matrix” and “Neuromancer.”
Complete the course and you are a winner. What are you waiting for? Register now, and let the gaming begin!