SPORT AND SOCIETY

COURSE INFORMATION: KINES 5

INSTRUCTORS: Andrea Thomas

DESCRIPTION

Sports and athletes have often been agents of social change, many times challenging norms and assumptions concerning race, ethnicity, social class and gender.  This course studies sport and society, highlighting how their interplay can provide social mobility and integration, yet produce stereotypes and foundations of inequality.

Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Identify how sport shapes, and is shaped by, dominant ideologies and cultural values.

  2. Analyze factors and issues that affect the interaction of sport and society.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the relationship between sport and society.

  2. Distinguish the ways in which sport impacts social groups and cultural identities.

  3. Outline how sport can be used to provide opportunities for those who lack access and opportunity.

  4. Examine how social justice and social change can be achieved in sport settings.

  5. Describe sport in relation to issues of power in society.

Required Text

Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, Coakley, Jay McGraw-Hill Higher Education 11th Edition 2014