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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 216 Social and Ethical Issues in Sports

There is a lot more to sports than what takes place on the field or on the court. Just read the sports page on any particular day. There are stories of steroid abuse, recruiting violations, questions of academic eligibility, playing hurt, gambling, paying college athletes, diversity and gender issues, violence, hazing, graduation rates of student athletes, youth sports, moral and religious issues, issues related to the Olympics and politics, and the media’s relationship to sports. In this seminar, students will read, view, and discuss texts that delve into these and other issues. Learning will occur through course readings, class discussion, lecture, and writing assignments. Class trips are planned to Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.