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COM314 - Communication, Sports & Society

This course introduces students to the practical and scholarly domain of Sports Communication. We will examine contemporary issues related to communication, sport, and culture. The course will introduce students to the nuanced ways sport reflects and actively shapes culture and society. We will cover topics ranging from how sports organizations function through the integration of athletes, managers, and audiences through communication. Additionally, the course will address the changing shape of sports media institutions, fan identities, the politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality that are revealed and struggled over within sports cultural contexts. Finally, the course will explore how the sports industry has evolved and continues to grow as a cultural phenomenon.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Fees: $0.00

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