SOCI399-F10-LEC1-outline - The University of Calgary...

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Faculty of Social Sciences Department of Sociology Sociology 399(L01)-Sociology of Sport Course Outline, Fall 2010 Instructor: Steve Dumas Office: SS 952 Email: Office Hours: T/Th Noon- Phone: 220-5982 1:00pm or by appointment Classroom: ENE 243 Class time: T/Th 2-3:15pm Introduction During their leisure time, people are free to do as they please. As such, sports settings are of interest to sociologists because they provide unique glimpses into human decision-making and social structures. While participation in sport is expected to have positive effects upon people, many have noted that they often have negative, latent side-effects. How do sociological theories explain sporting behaviour? Why is deviance, including violence, common in some sports and not others? What roles are played by gender, ethnicity, and social class? At both the micro- sociological and macro-sociological levels, this course will examine how these activities intersect with society and culture. Students are warned that, at times, this class deals with graphic and violent themes in both lectures and videos. Required Text In order to analyze these issues, the following texts will be used: Coakley, J., & Donnelly, P. (2009). Sports in society: Issues and controversies (2 nd Canadian ed.). Toronto: McGraw-Hill. Young, K., & White, P. (Ed.). (2007). Sport and gender in Canada (2 nd ed.). Don Mills: Oxford University Press. This comprehensive collection of readings will address the issues identified above in the introduction. Students will be expected to carefully consider each assigned reading before class and make use of slide show notes available on Blackboard. Please realize that these files do not represent an exhaustive set of notes and are not an alternative to regularly attending classes and tutorials. Evaluation There will be three multiple choice/short answer examinations in this course. They are based upon all readings and lectures for each section. It is important that students attend all classes and examine every reading in order to meet the demands of this course. Examination I
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