SOC 33500 Sociology of Sport

Sport, as a topic of analysis and investigation, is critical to the understanding of the social world for sport has been defined as a microcosm of society, and more importantly because of the immense role sport plays in American culture. This course will approach sport as a social institution that serves a function, reinforces inequality, provides meaning in and to our everyday lives, and can be defined as an empowering experience/activity. We will use sociological perspectives to analyze both past and present issues surrounding sport and physical activity. Issues covered in this course include race, social class, the economy, gender, sexuality, disability, and sport as a corporate entity.




SOC 10200.