This course covers all aspects of the beloved all-ages multimedia franchise, Pokémon! Join us each semester to learn more about the Pokémon franchise, discuss the social implications of the Pokéverse, examine fan culture and meta-gaming, delve into the theoretical science behind Pokémon, and more. No need to be a superfan—we welcome anyone from the most dedicated trainers to those who only watched the cartoon as kids.
Course work consists of weekly homework assignments and quizzes. The homework takes various forms ranging from art to competitive team design, and as a result no student is expected to excel at every assignment; these are designed to maintain participation and value effort above all else. One final project at the end of the semester is required to pass, while other missed assignments and attendance can be made up through extra work.
As the longest-running DeCal on campus we take pride in welcoming each successive semester to our ever-updating curriculum and incorporating the latest news in all things Pokémon into our lectures. We hope to see you virtually this fall!