Skyrim and the Middle Ages
0.5 Credit - Fall

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 2
  • Tutorial/Seminar: 1

Students will explore how Bethesda Studios' massively successful Role Playing Game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, draws upon, adapts, and/or represents medieval cultural artifacts, beliefs, and practices. Students will also examine how particular attitudes
towards the Middle Ages are perpetuated by Skyrim multimedia, such as books, merchandise, fan communities, and fan-generated content ("mods"), as well as Skyrim's influence on other medievalist gaming franchises.