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SPORTS MAN 101 Sport and Popular Culture: Trends and Issues

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    Mar 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this class! It is a fun and invasive class that is easy to follow as well as thought provoking. We analyzed sports and how they have been effected by, as well as how they have effected, popular culture in today's society. We hit on key issues that are plaguing our culture, such as; inequality, discrimination, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and even the economic standings of individuals, as well as nations alike.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part about this course was definitely my professor. Chris Lebens is an amazing professor, he made everything so relatable to his students and got us to question things from our own lives and how we want to impact others through the sports industry. He really broke down the industry and helped us to find areas that could be improved and encouraged us to be the generation that gets involved and does improve those areas. I learned so much from this course that I don't know if I would ever learn anywhere else. Things like; trends in gender discrimination for female athletes who were not perceived as feminine enough, the majorly risky economic gamble that comes along with building a stadium, how sports have evolved communities from all over the world and how they build a foundation of equality between people, the monetary dangers that young people face when they go professional and are presented with a lot of money but little knowledge on how to use it, etc.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    It seems easy enough, but go to class every day. Participate in class, raise your hand, ask a question, give your opinion. Get to know your professor and talk to them, not just about the course, but also your hopes for your future as well as what got them to where they are today. There is no book for this class, and there really are no lecture slides to take notes from, you have to do it all off the lectures, but if you take good notes on what your professor says, go to class every day, and participate, you will do well in this course.

    • Fall 2016
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