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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 346                                    
Course Title: Sport in Global Perspective
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, SOC 101
Start Date:    04/30/2011                         End Date: