WL ARTS 120: Sports Culture

WL ARTS 120: Sports Culture

Summer Session A (June 24 - August 2, 2024)

Instructor: Patrick Polk

TR / 1:00 - 3:05 PM

Kaufman Hall Room 101

The study of sport provides an important space in which to think critically about human beliefs and behaviors. Emphasis will be placed on interpreting sports and athletics as cultural and social activities. Performances and competitions, whether they be NFL football games, Japanese women’s professional wrestling extravaganzas, or western rodeos, provide crucial insights into the worldviews and value systems of the societies in which these activities take place.