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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SMS 302
Title Sport in Culture
Credits 3.0
Distribution V
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1544 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TR 8:00am - 9:15am OK-213 Christopher Schoen
02 3241 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 M 9:25am - 10:40am OK-213 Stuart G McMahon
W1 3700 1/9/17 - 1/13/17 MTWRF 8:30am - 4:30pm OK-213 Stuart G McMahon


Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, this course is designed to provide the student with an understanding that sport is a microcosm of society and is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences. Specific topics covered will vary but emphasis will be placed on using tools of sport sociology inquiry to examine race, discrimination, prejudice and oppression experienced by many segments within the sporting world. The student will be able to understand that sport professionals are immersed in the socio-cultural milieu, and that leadership roles are endemic to the profession. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL431A. This course will satisfy the Contemporary Society category as well as the W-II category.