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HPER 268
Diversity in Sports


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course will examine diversity issues in the sporting world from the 1930's to present day. Topics will include athletes that have overcome social biases such as race, gender, religion and disability in the context of the Olympics, Special Olympics, Paralympics, NCAA and professional sports. This course counts an elective and diversity credit toward the AA degree, not as an activity course.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate the key ways in which sports and society intersect.
  • Summarize major diversity stories associated withthe Olympics since 1936.
  • Identify movies and films with diversity in sports themes and analyze their historical accuracy.
  • Identify athletes and teams that have broken down barriers and describe their immediate and long term impact on society.
  • Identify examples of diversity in sports.

  • Course Topics
  • Race and sport
  • Sociology in sports
  • 1936 Olympics to modern day Olympics
  • African American men in sports
  • The color line in baseball and basketball
  • Women in sports
  • Latin American influence on baseball
  • Samoan influence in football
  • Special Olympics, Paralympics, Gay Games and Senior Games
  • Performance enhancing drugs and cheating in sports

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HPER 268
    Fall 2015
    7882
    Justin Speer
    HPER 268
    Winter 2015
    1656
    Justin Speer
    HPER 268
    Fall 2014
    1460
    Justin Speer
    HPER 268
    Spring 2014
    1560
    Tim Toon
    HPER 268
    Winter 2014
    1496
    Tim Toon


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.