Gaming and the Historical Imagination

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Games can be informative and fun in helping us to understand historical events and processes; however, they can also be deceiving, impairing our understanding of the past through misleading information. Many games have a narrow cultural framework that may subtly or overtly project certain biases and values. Video and board games will be played and then critically analyzed, and the pros and cons of using games to represent historical situations will be discussed.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 300C, HSTR 300 (if taken in the same topic).
  • May not be counted toward upper-level requirements in Honours, Major, or General and Minor Programs in History.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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