May 25, 2024  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPMG 434 - Sport and Society


Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): SOCL 101 , SPMG 300 .
This course examines the relationship between sport and society. Students will develop an understanding of how sports, professional and amateur, can influence social life. The course also addresses social issues from within the sports world, how they are perceived, and how fans respond to them. The various perceptions and social limits of sport across diverse cultures will also be studied. It will also examine the social and cultural history of sports and its influence on our social institutions, such as politics, the economy and government. Highlighted will be issues such as race, gender, deviance and social problems, and youth socialization in relationship with sports.



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