WGST-230-01 Athletics and Gender
Spring for 2017-2018
This course is one of the only undergraduate seminars in the country to focus on the history of sex-role stereotyping in athletics. This course will investigate how our attitudes about male and female sports are reflected in our cultural beliefs; how men and women are trained to think about competition, winning, and performance; and if Title 9 has made any significant impact on equality of opportunity for female athletes. The course will also examine how the American media plays a role in constructing stereotypes about winners, losers, masculinity and femininity. Through readings, films, guest speakers, class discussion, and analysis of current sports issues, we will explore the politics of athletics and gender--at our own university, in the larger society, and cross-culturally.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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