AMST S252 - ERM S302 - Race, Sports and Social Change.pdf - “RACE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE” AMST 252/ER&M 302 Yale Summer Session II 2018 M/W 1-4:15

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R ACE , S PORTS AND S OCIAL C HANGE AMST 252/ER&M 302 Yale Summer Session II, 2018 M/W, 1-4:15 PM Draft Course Syllabus Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang [email protected] Office: WLH 103 Office phone: 203/432-5728 Office hours: By appointment A. C OURSE D ESCRIPTION Recent protests by athletes during professional and amateur sporting events are the latest chapters in a long history of political activism emanating from sports. This course examines a broad range of sporting sites from public protests by professional athletes to debates about sports mascots to recreational and amateur sports leagues to explore themes of political formation, domination, and resistance in the United States. It considers the ways that athletes, political actors and social movements have made use of amateur and professional sports to shape particular visions of rights, freedom, and democracy. The course engages theoretical and methodological frameworks from across the humanities and social sciences, including Black Studies, critical race theory, discourse analysis, cultural studies, women of color feminism, and critical sports studies. The objectives of this course are: To familiarize students with some of the important themes, debates and arguments central to the study of race, gender and sports in the United States during the last 100 years. To think engage with a series of important keywords related to the critical study of race and gender, especially freedom, populism, indigeneity, nationalism, colorblindness, and power. To improve critical writing and analytic skills through regular practice and feedback. To provide extensive opportunities for students to reflect upon their own experiences and perspectives in light of the course themes. B. R EQUIRED T EXTS The following required texts are required and can be purchased through an online retailer;. In addition, there will be required readings posted on Canvas. Franklin Foer , How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (HarperCollins, 2010). ISBN: 9780061978050. David Zirin , A People’s History of Sports : 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play (The New Press, 2008). ISBN: 9781595586636. To order these texts directly from the Yale Bookstore, please click on this link: C. A SSIGNMENTS
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Page 2 of 6 1. RESPONSE & REFLECTION JOURNAL. You will spend 10-15 minutes during most class meetings writing responses to questions based on the assigned readings, films and discussion. YOU MUST PURCHASE A COMPOSITION BOOK (black and white hard cover notebook) and bring the book to each class meeting to record your responses, as well as to take notes about course readings. The journal will be submitted weekly for comments and grading. The questions will require you to demonstrate your engagement with this material. A grading rubric can be found on Canvas.
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