Sport As Performance

CULANTH 209

Sport as ritual, spectacle, and performance explored through theatre, performance studies, sociology, anthropology, and history. Topics range from professional and collegiate team sports to individual athletic performances, in both domestic and global contexts. The performance aspects and ethics of race, gender, sexuality, and nation in live sport and in the media are examined. Coursework consists of written assignments, short papers, mid-term and final exam. Guest speakers from the worlds of athletics and theatre visit the class during the semester. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

THEATRST201
SOCIOL201
ICS247

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, CCI, EI, SS