Courses Taught

Michigan State University

  • MI830: Foundations of Serious Games
    • Online, asynchronous graduate course on designing games for non-entertainment purposes using evidence-based strategies; part of the Serious Games Certificate
  • MI831: Theories of Interaction and Game Design
    • Online, asynchronous graduate course on theories of interaction in games and other mediated contexts; part of the Serious Games Certificate

University of Oregon

  • J201: Media and Society
    • Introductory lecture on media history, industries, and theories
  • J314: Intro to Media Studies
    • Upper-level lecture on the history of media studies and its key theories
  • J415: Media Studies Research Methods
    • Upper-level lecture on qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • J429/529: Studying Games
    • Upper-level introduction to game studies, including game culture, industry, and texts
  • J424H: Media & Masculinities
    • SOJC Honors course on media and theories/representations of masculinity
  • J613: Media Theory II
    • Graduate seminar on the critical turn in media studies theory
  • J648: Cultural Approaches to Communication
    • Graduate seminar on critical cultural studies as applied to media and communication; course covered theory, method and application through a variety of case studies

University of Michigan

  • COMM 101: The Mass Media
    • Fundamentals of critical and humanistic communications research/theories
  • COMM 102: Media Processes and Effects
    • Fundamentals of social science communications research/theories
  • COMM 371: Media, Culture, and Society
    • Upper-level lecture on the historical rise of mass media and its impact on modern society and culture
  • COMM 404: Video Games: Culture and Industry
    • Upper-level lecture on the history of the video game industry and the various cultural impacts of games
  • COMM 404: War & Popular Culture
    • Upper-level lecture on the role of popular culture in shaping perceptions of war and history
  • COMM 405: Media and Masculinities
    • Upper level seminar on theories and representations of masculinity
  • COMM 993: Seminar for Instructors
    • Pedagogical seminar for first-time communication instructors

Relevant Documents

Cote Teaching Statement

Sample Syllabus- J424H: Media & Masculinities

Sample Syllabus- J429529 Studying Games