We have just added two new sports-themed classes in Ethnic Studies for this fall semester!
Seats are available in both classes. Spread the word and we hope to see you soon!
ETHN 3101, Sec 003: Women, Sport, and Culture
The purpose of this course is to critically examine the experiences of girls and women in American sport from a psycho-socio-cultural perspective with a particular emphasis on the constructs of gender, race, class, and sexuality and how these constructs both independently and collectively mediate the female sport experience. This course will explore theories and interpretive frameworks from sport studies, feminist studies, race studies, psychology and cultural studies.
ETHN 3104, Sec 001: Introduction to Critical Sport Studies
The world of sport touches all of us in one way or another. We participate in sports. We watch sports. We read about sports. We dream about making it to the professional ranks. What makes sport so central to our very existence? This course is devoted to helping students to think in an informed and critical way about sports in society. In it we will examine the socio-cultural significance of sports as it relates to topics such as youth, social class, race/ethnicity, gender, identity, and intercollegiate athletics. Readings, class discussions, videos, and guest speakers will help us to expand our understanding of this important social phenomenon.