SMT 2701: Sociology Of Sport


Provides a study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society through sport. 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 sport as a part of culture and to effectively manage sport organizations.


  1. Outline how societal issues directly influence the management of sports as an industry.
  2. Discuss modern cultural aspects that impact sports on different levels.
  3. Examine how sports can foster health and wellness among populations in society.
  4. Discuss how globalization affects sports.
  5. Consider how professional sports influence athletes.
  6. Explore the impact of commercialization and globalization on sports.
  7. Ascertain societal issues created from diversity in sports.
  8. Examine the impact of sociology of sport on decision-making in competitive sports of all levels.




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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