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COMM 2184 Sports, Media, Culture (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Sports have long played a vital yet complex role in culture and this course examines that intersection of sports, the mass media, and society. We will appraise and debate the ways in which sports are functional or problematic in their impact on and relationship to players, fans, journalists, co-cultural groups, and nations. Students will read both scholarly and journalistic reflections, view popular and documentary film, and analyze fan experiences, mediated presentations, and critical social issues. In short, we will go beyond the box score to understand the importance – and deconstruct the hype – that accompanies modern sports.


Instructor(s): Michael Serazio

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies one elective within the Communication major


Last Updated: 12-Jan-16