Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLSC 326 - Sports and the Politics of Race and Memory


Credits: 4
A comparative study of the intersection of politics and sports focusing on how sports programs, teams, and fans influence, reinforce, and/or challenge political power. Themes include the relationship between racism and sports; the role of sports in nationalism; how sports are used to resist, or promote, colonialism; how the relaxation of naturalization requirements for athletes can influence immigration policies for non-athletes; how sporting events help forge a national community among diverse peoples; and the impact of globalization on sports. Countries that might be studied include the United States, India, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, and Japan.

Distribution Requirements: IP, PD.