Recreation and Sport Studies

RSS2023Sociology of Sport, Physical Activity & Leisure3 ch (3C)

This course encourages students to explore sport, physical activity, and leisure as social phenomena and important aspects of modern society. We will examine many of the same sociological issues within the framework of sport, physical activity, and leisure that exist in society as a whole. More specifically, we will consider the cultural aspects of sport, physical activity and leisure, how they are related to social institutions (such as education, politics, and economics) and how they affect and are affected by social inequalities.