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SOC 226: Sociology of Sport

SOC 226: Sociology of Sport
Prerequisite: SOC 101 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. The course will focus upon important, enduring issues within the sociology of sport in addition to controversial issues currently under debate. The course examines sport as a microcosm of society. Through different theoretical perspectives, sport is analyzed as a key social institution that influences and is influenced by the larger society. Particular attention is paid to common sociological concepts such as stratification, discrimination, norms, mobility, violence, and social structure as evidenced in professional and amateur athletics. 3 HRS