HPER 251   Sport and Society (3 Hours)

The sociology of sport examines how culture and values influence sports. As a sports manager, it is crucial to understand the relationship between sport and society. Students will be asked to make the connections between sports and the family, education, economy, age, politics, mass media, religion, and cultural identities such as race, gender, or disability. Students will be encouraged to look at the viewpoints of others through the world of sports and gain an understanding of how sports can be viewed as a reflection of society.