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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 210 - Sociology of Sport

(3 credits)
This course focuses on sports as social and cultural phenomena. Students will learn to use sociological concepts and critical thinking to discover how the meaning of sports is created by agents of socialization including family, media, peers and school. It will also focus on inequality within sports and examine sports critically through the lens of gender, health, and corporate American as examples. We will also review ways in which sociological research methods and studies can reveal new information about sports. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences as participants and spectators, and to connect these with larger social issues. As needed.