HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 003 All Fair's in Love and Sport: Ethical Issues in Modern Athletics
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Course Note:
A guided journey that opens first-year students' eyes to the importance of scholarship and research in an area of the seminar leader's expertise. Subject matter and discussions are confronted from the vantage point “Why does it matter?”.
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22. Drop/Add Deadline 09-27-10.
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Sports began as a way to glorify the Gods and later became a form of leisurely pastime in industrial nations. Today they are not just a pastime, but a business, and, to ardent fans, a passion. We reference sports every day when we use phrases like “out of my league,” “covering all the bases,” “getting a slam dunk,” or “being way off base.” But sports vernacular is not the only way sports affect us. Issues in sports have also infiltrated everything from Capitol Hill to the Oscars, where stories of the underdog’s triumph, the importance of teamwork, individual effort and ideas of fairness abound.

Just as lessons in sports frequently constitute vicarious experiences of life, ethical tensions in sports help highlight greater moral dilemmas in society at large. This course will examine these connections through the specific examples of competition, Title IX, steroid use and cheating, as well as violence and commercialization in sports.

Weekly readings, participation in class discussion and individual presentations in the last two weeks of the course are required.

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27537
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Regenerative Medicine's Moral Achilles Heel Does not meet first week of classes.
002 (SEM)
P
32429
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Note: Rwandan Genocide Does not meet first week of classes.
003 (SEM)
P
27539
Open
4
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: All's Fair in Love and Sport Does not meet first week of classes.
004 (SEM)
P
27541
Closed
0
 
-
M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Romanticism Does not meet first week of classes.
005 (SEM)
P
29099
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Politically Incorrect Does not meet first week of classes.
006 (SEM)
P
29113
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: From Throw-Away Fun to Morality Play Does not meet first week of classes.
007 (SEM)
P
30871
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Thalidomide and Other Case Studies Does not meet first week of classes.
008 (SEM)
P
32431
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The Financial Crisis for Dummies Does not meet first week of classes.
009 (SEM)
P
43797
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The Physics of the Fascinating Does not meet first week of classes.
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Note:
If you choose to purchase, please make sure to get the third addition. If you do not wish to buy Fair Play, you will be able to access the chapters electronically and I will put a copy of the book on reserve.
ISBN: 0813343682
Fair play : the ethics of sport, Author: Simon, Robert L., 1941-, Publisher: Westview Press 2010
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