Games and Impact

Games and Impact, Certificate

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Games and Impact, Certificate


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The certificate program in games and impact is intended for undergraduates with a desire to become change agents in their current and future areas of interest, study and training. The certificate provides a solid grounding in the theory, design and use of games as tools for effecting change in education, health and social justice, among other fields. For this reason, it is appropriate for students in a wide range of majors, including students interested in design and programming.

Students study the ethics of design and its consequences, both intended and unintended; how games can lead to social change by improving understanding of complex global systems; and, transforming conflict and building skills in problem recognition and creative solution design. Certificate students work on real games, alongside experts and clients, and learn how to design, test and evaluate their impact in real-world environments.

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A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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