COMM 375 - Sports, Media and Culture
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

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:

Description

This course introduces the critical/cultural study of sports in U.S. media. The aim is to provide a framework for understanding sports and sports media as sites of struggle over ideas about gender, sexuality, race, disability, class, and national identity. To do this, we analyze representations and discourses across a range of sports (e.g., figure skating, football, gymnastics) and types of sports coverage as well as consider their social significance for audiences and athletes. Considerable attention is given to developing original, evidence-based arguments through writing about sports-related topics chosen by you. Successful completion of the course will enable you 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.

Schedule

COMM 375 - Sports, Media and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
31878
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
32145
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
32146
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
32147
Closed
0
1Comm St Major
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
32148
Closed
0
3Comm St Major
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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