Health, Physical Education And Recreation | The Role of Sport in Society (3 cr)
K522 | 6291 | Brown


PREREQUISITES:
None - a basic understanding of general sociology is desirable.

CLASS MEETINGS:
One 2 hours and 30 minute period per week (5:45 - 8:15 p.m.)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1.  To develop a greater understanding of the social significance of sport
by:
a.  Explaining sport in light of other systems and subsystems
b.  Explaining the nature of other social systems through their

relationships with sport
2.  To become more aware of the positive and negative consequences of the
way
sport is organized in America.
3.  To demonstrate the utility of the sociological perspective as a means to

understanding that sport is a social institution as well as other parts
of
the social world.
4.  To develop an understanding that sport is a social institution as well
as
a microcosm of the larger society.

REQUIRED TEXT:
Sport in Society, Coakley 5th Edition

TOPICS:
Sociological Theories
Minorities in Sport
Politics in Sport
Microeconomics of Sport
Sport and Social Mobility

REQUIRED READING:
Sports Illustrated
USA Today (daily--sports pages)

GRADES:
	Midterm          	33%
	Final                         	34%
Book Report            	33%
	Extra credit available for additional book report comparison