Sport and Entertainment in American Life
This course explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. This course draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator and critic to explore historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and our modern society.
Course Syllabus [pdf]
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- Students will examine how sport influences and is influenced by society.
- Students will critically reflect upon the positive and negative consequences of sport in our society.
- Students will examine the reciprocal relationship between sport and socialization, economics, and religion.
- Students will recognize the relationship between topics studied in class and examples observed in current sport and entertainment events.