COMM 375 - Sports, Media and Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Enforced Prerequisites:
COMM 101 with a grade of C or better.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the critical/cultural study of sports in media. The aim is to provide a framework for understanding sports and sports media through analysis of their representations and discourses, industrial practices, and audience activities. We focus on a range of sports in national and global contexts (e.g., figure skating, gymnastics, soccer), with particular emphasis on their relationships to gender, sexuality, race, disability, class, and nationality. Considerable attention is given to developing original, evidence-based arguments through writing. Students do this by selecting a sport to research and write about throughout the semester.

Successful completion of the course will enable students to:

  • Understand different approaches to assessing the significance of sports in media.
  • Explain how power operates in sports and sports media.
  • Identify key terminology and topics of critical study in sports and media.
  • Critically analyze contemporary and historical issues, controversies, and figures in sports.

  • COMM 375 - Sports, Media and Culture
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    001 (LEC)
     
    31106
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    5
    MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    002 (DIS)
    P
    31192
    Closed
    0
    2Jr or Sr
    -
    Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    003 (DIS)
    P
    31193
    Closed
    0
     
    1
    Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    004 (DIS)
    P
    31194
    Closed
    0
     
    3
    Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    005 (DIS)
    P
    31195
    Closed
    0
     
    1
    Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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