SO 292 Sociology of Sport 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

This course introduces students to the sociological study of sports with particular emphasis on American society. The course covers topics such as culture, structure, social interaction, deviance, and power. The central theme, however, is differentiation and stratification by race, gender, and class. In short: students will use sociological theories, methods, and empirical data to better understand the social institution of sport and its relationship to individual and collective lives.