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Ethnic Studies
Term : Spring 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

ES 260 - Race And Sports

Description: Have you ever listened to sports radio? Or watched sports on TV? Or read what someone wrote about sports in the media? If so, then you are in the right course! In this dynamic class, we start with the principle that sports perform an important social function, and consequently so do the images and commentaries generated within and around it. We start by examining why sports hold such an important place in our culture and explore its mass-market global appeal. With historical context as a backdrop, we then explore how race intersects with and affects mainstream portrayals of sports in America. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Summer 2024 Fall 2024

Requirement Designation: Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry + US Ethnic

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking