2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 346 Sport in Global Perspective

3 hours 

This course looks at past and contemporary understandings of sport from a global perspective. It seeks to illustrate the multiple ways sport has been studied and explores how understandings of sport have been debated, defended, and used over time. Special attention is devoted to the politics that are invested in sport and uses of the body as well as the overarching ideologies that the sporting body supports at various moments in time. Focusing on how the body intervenes in social processes, the course also considers how athletes have used sport to resist and subvert stereotypes and to create alternative racial, class, and gender identities. We conclude by contemplating new ways that sport might be considered.




ENG 201 and SOC 101