Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPM 130 Sport in Society


This course is an introduction to the social relations within the institution of sport.  This course is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge to understand the relationship between sport and the society in which it is embedded.  It focuses on history and the central theories used to study sport in the global society, and sport issues such as socialization, children in sport, deviance and violence, gender, social class, media, politics, religion and the economy.  Students will begin to develop and demonstrate this understanding through applying knowledge learned of sport social issues to solve these issues in an ethical and socially responsible manner.  Students will develop skills in written, oral and visual communication, will learn to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner, and use technology in a more skillful manner.

3 credit hours