This course examines how sociology can be used to study sport in society and is organized to facilitate the use of published literature. The course pays special attention to sports and sport-related behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts and uses concepts, theories, and research as tools that enable students to examine sports as a part of culture. Students will gain an appreciation of sport as both a cultural and economic tool and explain how sport has been used to bridge countries separated by political strife. The course also investigates the historical relationship of sport to society.
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