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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Sociology of Sports
Sociology of Sports
Fall 2016
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Richard Zamoff
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Sport as a social institution; the role, consequences, and functions of sport in U.S. society; relationship between sport and institutions including education, mass media, economics, and politics.
Having completed this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the historical and sociological significance of sport in America. 2. Identify the ways in which sports are intimately connected to various sociological factors, including gender, race, class, and perceived ability. 3. Discuss the historical and sociological significance of minority athletes. 4. Recognize the difference between sport “celebrities” and “heroes” and the various ways in which sports and athletes are portrayed in the media. 5. Evaluate the ways in which sports and politics are interconnected at various levels, including management, athletes, shareholders, policy makers, spectators, and the general public.
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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
Removed prerequisites in order to accommodate more students from other concentrations. Added instructor, learning outcomes, and updated syllabus.
bradly (Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:24:08 GMT): Rollback: Hi Octavia, would you please request an updated syllabus that includes learning outcomes? These are the type that usually begin "As a result of completing this course, students will..."
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