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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

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

INST 3012 - All American: Social and Economic Perspectives on Sports in the United States

Hours: 3
Examining the social, cultural, and economic influences of spectator sports in the United States. Sports as an industry affects both local and national economies. Social issues such as inequality based on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, age, sexual identity, and disability implicate sports at every level. Applying social and economic theories to the institution of sports. Specific topics include: league structure, the role of civil rights protest on and off the field, team decision making, hyper-masculinity and sexual identity, labor-relations that involve race and gender issues, incentive structures, stadium financing, the role of public policy, and the effect of revenue sharing and salary caps on competitive balance.
Prerequisites: Jr standing or above, and a minimum of one course from at least four of the following INST threads: 2000, 2200, 2400, 2600, and 2800. Not open to students with credit for any INST 3000-level course.