HFS 230S. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT SOCIOLOGY AND SPORT PHYCHOLOGY.
For Sport Sociology the following areas are covered: The nature of sport, sport and social values, sport and social theory, cultural variations in sport, socialization into sport, sport within educational institutions, social stratification and sport, the female athlete, race and sport, deviance in sport, sport and the mass media, and the political economy of sport. For Sport Psychology, the following areas are covered: motivation and achievement in sport, aggression in sport, social facilitation, anxiety in sport, children in sport, sport personology arousal and activation levels, and attention in sport. Writing
HFS 245H HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SPORT:
Historical Perspectives of Women in Sport studies the development of sport from early religious ritual to a modern corporate model in western society. The genesis and development of recreation, sport, and exercise for women has been influenced by religion, medicine, economics, politics, and ideology. The intersection of gender, race, and socioeconomic class for women of color is examined, as is the struggle by women for admission in the Olympics. Sport has served as a historical site for feminist transformation and the development of alternative western sport forms. Women have “dared to compete”. The struggle of women to gain entry into sport is both sad and inspirational. Class structure includes short lectures, videos, small group discussion, and analytical minute papers. Students write a sport autobiography, conduct a short cross generation sport interview, and study a related topic of interest in depth.