Sports and Society

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About this course: 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-cli…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: 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.

Created by:  Duke University
  • Taught by:  Orin Starn, Professor

    Cultural Anthropology
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Getting Started! Games, Play, and Sports



7 videos, 7 readings expand


  1. Reading: The Course Basics (note: all essential class information here!!!)
  2. Reading: Links to Course Readings
  3. Reading: List of Key Terms
  4. Reading: Grading Policy
  5. Reading: About the Instructor
  6. Reading: The Sports and Society Book Club (optional)
  7. Reading: The Sports and Society Movie Club (optional)
  8. Video: Understanding Play and Sports, Part 1
  9. Video: Understanding Play and Sports, Part 2
  10. Video: Why Do We Like to Play? Part 1
  11. Video: Why Do We Like to Play? Part 2
  12. Video: The Origins of Modern Sports, Part 1
  13. Video: The Origins of Modern Sports, Part 2
  14. Video: Capoeira

Graded: Week 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Globalization, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sports



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  1. Video: The Globalization of Sports
  2. Video: Nationalism and Sports, Part 1
  3. Video: Nationalism and Sports, Part 2
  4. Video: Athletes and Social Activism, Part 1
  5. Video: Athletes and Social Activism, Part 2
  6. Video: American Football, Part 1
  7. Video: American Football, Part 2

Graded: Week 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Race, Cultural Identity, and the Sports World



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  1. Video: Race and American Sports, Part 1
  2. Video: Race and American Sports, Part 2
  3. Video: The Native American Mascot Controversy
  4. Video: The Social Demographics of Sports, Part 1
  5. Video: The Social Demographics of Sports, Part 2
  6. Video: Zidane and Bruce Lee, Part 1
  7. Video: Zidane and Bruce Lee, Part 2
  8. Video: Golf, Part 1
  9. Video: Golf, Part 2

Graded: Week 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


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



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  1. Video: A Short History of Women’s Sports, Part 1
  2. Video: A Short History of Women’s Sports, Part 2
  3. Video: Women’s Sports Today, Part 1
  4. Video: Women’s Sports Today, Part 2
  5. Video: The Long Sporting Life of Homophobia, Part 1
  6. Video: The Long Sporting Life of Homophobia, Part 2
  7. Video: The Transgender Athlete
  8. Video: The Fitness Revolution, Part 1
  9. Video: The Fitness Revolution, Part 2

Graded: Week 4 Quiz

WEEK 5


Why Do We Care So Much about Sports?



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  1. Video: The Phenomenon of the Fan, Part 1
  2. Video: The Phenomenon of the Fan, Part 2
  3. Video: The Dark Side of Fandom
  4. Video: Father Time and the Athlete
  5. Video: American College Sports, Part 1
  6. Video: American College Sports, Part 2

Graded: Week 5 Quiz

WEEK 6


The Megabusiness of Sports



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  1. Video: The Hypercommercialization of Sports, Part 1
  2. Video: The Hypercommercialization of Sports, Part 2
  3. Video: The Rise of Sports Video Games, Part 1
  4. Video: The Rise of Sports Video Games, Part 2

Graded: Week 6 Quiz

WEEK 7


Outdoor Sports, Extreme Sports, and the Search for Adventure



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  1. Video: Outdoor Sports, Part 1
  2. Video: Outdoor Sports, Part 2
  3. Video: The Strange Case of Extreme Sports, Part 1
  4. Video: The Strange Case of Extreme Sports, Part 2
  5. Video: Skateboarding
  6. Video: Conclusion

Graded: Week 7 Quiz

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