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1 University of Waterloo Department of Sociology Sociology 210/Recreation and Leisure 203 Sociology of Sport Fall 2004 Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:50pm – MC 1085 Instructor: Nicole Neverson Email: neversnn@mcmaster.ca Office/Telephone: PAS 2053 – Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6pm T.A.: Chris Hopiavuori Email: chrishopiavuori@hotmail.com Office: PAS 2075 Course Description This course examines sport in modern societies with close attention paid to the distinctive features of sport in Canada. We will examine the relationship between sport and the economic, political, and educational institutions. Contemporary issues, including racial and gender inequality, violence, drugs/doping, and sport media will also be considered. The aim of this course is to understand the socio-cultural patterns in the organization, participation, and mediation of sport and sporting practices, and to familiarize ourselves with their respective implications. Required Text Coakley, J., and P. Donnelly (2004). Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies . (1 st Canadian Edition) Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. (There may be a few readings and materials put on reserve in the library in order to supplement textbook readings. I will provide ample notice of such readings as necessary throughout the course of the lecture schedule). Course Assessment
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