SOC 203: Sociology of Sport

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Social Science

An examination of the relationship between sport and society from a historical and sociological perspective. Emphasis will be given to sport as an economic enterprise, the relationship between sport and society's institutions, high school and college sports, and the issues of social class, race, gender, and violence in sports.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. The relationship between sport and society’s institutions.
  2. High School and College sports and sport as an economic enterprise.
  3. Issues of social class, race, ethnicity, and gender in sports.
  4. The influence of professional sports on sport and society in general.