INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-008: Sport and Social Justice
(Fall 2014)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W

Robinson Hall A246

Section Information for Fall 2014

This course interrogates the institution of sport: SportsWorld.  Framed by several theoretical frameworks, including -but not limited to- feminist theory, critical race theory, theories of class, queer theory and theories of intersectionality, together we explore the ways that the institution of sport is framed by and frames life chances and access to the American Dream.  For example, we will examine the ways in which sport—historically and contemporarily—sets up barriers for participation based on race, gender, class, sexuality and ability.  We will consider the question of whether sport is an avenue for accessing the American Dream for some groups, especially Jews, African American men, women or if it is another system that exploits their labor for financial gain.  Lastly, we will examine social justice movements inside of SportsWorld (e.g., The Olympic Project for Human Rights) that have challenged boundaries, for Jews, African Americans, women and trans* athletes. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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