À propos de ce cours
Sports play a giant role in contemporary society worldwide. But few of us pause to think about the larger questions of money, politics, race, sex, culture, and commercialization that surround sports everywhere. This course draws on the tools of anthropology, sociology, history, and other disciplines to give you new perspectives on the games we watch and play. It's the new and improved version of Professor Orin Starn's original "Sports and Society" for Coursera, which drew more than 40,000 students. We will focus on both popular sports like soccer (or “football,” as anyone outside America calls it), basketball, and baseball, and also lesser-known ones like mountain-climbing and fishing. You will never watch or think about sports in the same way again.
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Approx. 11 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
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Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Clock

Approx. 11 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Getting Started! Games, Play, and Sports

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Reading
7 videos (Total 59 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Understanding Play and Sports, Part 28m
Why Do We Like to Play? Part 15m
Why Do We Like to Play? Part 28m
The Origins of Modern Sports, Part 110m
The Origins of Modern Sports, Part 28m
Capoeira11m
Reading7 readings
The Course Basics (note: all essential class information here!!!)10m
Links to Course Readings10m
List of Key Terms10m
Grading Policy10m
About the Instructor10m
The Sports and Society Book Club (optional)10m
The Sports and Society Movie Club (optional)10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz20m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Globalization, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sports

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Reading
7 videos (Total 66 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Nationalism and Sports, Part 19m
Nationalism and Sports, Part 29m
Athletes and Social Activism, Part 15m
Athletes and Social Activism, Part 29m
American Football, Part 19m
American Football, Part 29m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz20m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Race, Cultural Identity, and the Sports World

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Reading
9 videos (Total 86 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Race and American Sports, Part 28m
The Native American Mascot Controversy11m
The Social Demographics of Sports, Part 112m
The Social Demographics of Sports, Part 27m
Zidane and Bruce Lee, Part 16m
Zidane and Bruce Lee, Part 29m
Golf, Part 18m
Golf, Part 210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz20m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Gender, Sexuality, and the Rise of Women's Sports

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Reading
9 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
A Short History of Women’s Sports, Part 211m
Women’s Sports Today, Part 19m
Women’s Sports Today, Part 211m
The Long Sporting Life of Homophobia, Part 110m
The Long Sporting Life of Homophobia, Part 29m
The Transgender Athlete10m
The Fitness Revolution, Part 110m
The Fitness Revolution, Part 213m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz20m

5

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Why Do We Care So Much about Sports?

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Reading
6 videos (Total 60 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Phenomenon of the Fan, Part 212m
The Dark Side of Fandom11m
Father Time and the Athlete9m
American College Sports, Part 18m
American College Sports, Part 210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 5 Quiz20m

6

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Megabusiness of Sports

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Reading
4 videos (Total 41 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
The Hypercommercialization of Sports, Part 210m
The Rise of Sports Video Games, Part 111m
The Rise of Sports Video Games, Part 29m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 6 Quiz20m

7

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Outdoor Sports, Extreme Sports, and the Search for Adventure

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Reading
6 videos (Total 49 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Outdoor Sports, Part 28m
The Strange Case of Extreme Sports, Part 14m
The Strange Case of Extreme Sports, Part 29m
Skateboarding16m
Conclusion1m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 7 Quiz20m
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Direction Signs

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started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Money

33%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By AMDec 10th 2017

Great Course that grasp different views on sports and their meaning in northamerican society as well as their consecuences and forms of ogranization. I enjoyed the lectures and bibliography very much.

By MMNov 12th 2016

I loved this particular course. The topics are relevant. Each topic is supported by historical facts and examples and how is it relevant in the present time. It was a great learning experience!!!

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Orin Starn

Professor

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