Middlebury

SOCI 0218

Sociology of Sport

Sociology of Sport
In this course we will explore sport-related issues and sport-society issues from a sociological perspective. Through lectures, films, class discussions, and student presentations we will examine the roles of sport within contemporary social systems, and ways in which sport reflects and enhances individual, collective, and national agendas and identities. We will also critically analyze various topics, including violence, cheating, and technology while focusing on “mega sporting events,” the media, and eSport. Additionally, by using sport as a lens to examine class, gender, and race we will illuminate the manners in which sport is entangled in socio-cultural, political, and economic forces. This course is part of the Public Humanities Labs Initiative administered by the Axinn Center for the Humanities. (formerly SOAN 0218) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Sociology
Department:
Sociology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

SOCI0218A-S22 Lecture (Gazit)