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PED 161 - Sport and Society


This course is an introduction to the field of sport sociology.  Consequently, the first objective is to provide students with the knowledge of important concepts, methods, and theoretical approaches that define this subdiscipline.  The second objective is to familiarize the students with sociological perspective to studying sport as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and to examine the often-controversial relationships between gender, race, class, and sexuality and the institution of sport.  The third objective is to develop critical thinking through analyzing the social, political, cultural and historical context of sport in te United States and other societies.

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
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Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate knowledge of important concepts, methods and theoretical approaches that define this sub-discipline, in essays, exams or presentations. 
2.  Apply a sociological perspective to sport as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and examine the often-controversial relationships between race, gender, class, and sexuality and the institution of sport.  They will do so in essays, exams, and presentations.
3.  Analyze the social, political, cultural and historical context of sport in the United States and other societies.  They will do so in essay, exams and presentations.

 



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