Sociology of Sport

Course Code: SPRT 100

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course examines sport from a sociological perspective. One of its main purposes is to help students develop their critical analysis skills. The course analyzes human behaviour within sport competition and examines the effect of a society's values and culture on the nature of sport played in that society. The role, value and future of sport in Canadian society is examined. Issues such as cheating, drugs and discrimination in sport are also covered. Comparisons are made between sport behaviours and similar behaviour found in a non-sporting context. Students are required to examine their own and others' beliefs about sport and society.