SMT 2701: Sociology Of Sport


Provides an analysis of the ways sociology can be used to study sport in society. Focus is placed on sports principles, concepts, and strategies related to behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts. Concepts, theories, and research are used as tools for students to examine sports as a part of culture and for effective management of sport organizations.


  1. Explore the sociology of sports.
  2. Demonstrate how modern social theories are used to improve sports management decision-making.
  3. Evaluate the impact the sociology of sports has on decision-making in high school and collegiate sports.
  4. Convey how organized sports programs impact the socialization of children.
  5. Examine deviance and violence in sports.
  6. Assess societal issues that result from gender, race, and ethnic diversity in sports.
  7. Explain how the commercialization of sports has influenced and contributed to changes in status, money, and authority within the sports industry.
  8. Investigate the globalization of sports.




Sports in society: Issues and controversies (Rev: 12th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2017)
Author: Coakley, J.
ISBN: 9780073523545
Price: $184.34

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