Dec 05, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLS 352 - Politics and Sports


4 credit(s)
In this course, students explore the intersection of politics and sports. Topics include: the political economy of sport; sport and social class; how race and ethnicity affect participation in, reactions to, and media coverage of sports; how gender and sexuality inflect both media portrayals of sport and our understanding of athleticism. Students examine the politics of both professional and amateur sports as well as mega-events like the Olympics and soccer World Cup. The course also involves discussing contemporary connections between politics and sports as they unfold in real time, bringing modern-day events into conversation with the course texts.
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed).



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