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AMS 1050 Social Change in American Sports

This course introduces students to issues around social change, identity, and politics in the world of sports and how sports affects society as a whole. The sociology of sport has emerged to become a significant sub-discipline of the discipline. Scholars have drawn on a wide range of theoretical perspectives to understand the enduring appeal of sporting practices, as well as the various processes of conflict, control, and power in and around sporting institutions. This course examines the main perspectives in the sociology of sport in order to better understand the complex, complementary, and contradictory relationship between sport and society.