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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2009 - Privilege and Power in College Sport

Hours: 3
Provides a more expansive understanding of the social context of one of the pillars of American sport, intercollegiate athletics. Examines the place of intercollegiate athletics at American universities, and facilitates an investigation of the historical development of college athletics. Using a sociological approach, considering the different paths of men’s and women’s intercollegiate sport; how gender, race, and social class have been and still are reified and/or contested in college sport; and the ongoing efforts to “reform” college sport and the problems they continually face. Constructs an understanding of the historical development of intercollegiate athletics, an awareness of how it is situated within the larger development of American higher education, an appreciation of how college sport has been contoured by a host of social, cultural, economic, technological, and intellectual forces, and a comprehension of the place of race, social class, and gender in college sport and the diverse and overlapping meanings they have engendered.