Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division name: SBS Course Prefix and Number: SOC 226 Course Title: Sociology of Sport DATE PREPARED: August 2010 DATE REVISED: PCS/CIP CODE: 11-451101 IAI NO. (if available): EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: Spring 2011 CREDIT HOURS: 3 CONTACT HOURS: 3 LECTURE HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: SOC 101 and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. The course will focus upon important, enduring issues within the sociology of sport in addition to controversial issues currently under debate. The course examines sport as a microcosm of society. Through different theoretical perspectives, sport is analyzed as a key social institution that influences and is influenced by the larger society. Particular attention is paid to common sociological concepts such as stratification, discrimination, norms, mobility, violence, and social structure as evidenced in professional and amateur athletics. TEXTBOOKS: Coakley, Jay. Sport in Society: Issues and Controversies 10ed. Belmont, CA: McGraw-Hill, 2009. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: SOC 226 fulfills 3 semester hours of elective credit for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. It should transfer to most colleges and universities as an elective course. However, since this course is not part of either the General Education Core Curriculum or a baccalaureate major program described in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, students should check with an academic advisor for information about its transferability to other institutions. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Course Outcomes General Education Outcomes Range of Assessment Methods Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the science and research methods developed in sociology as they pertain to the study of sport. Examine the contribution of sport in various cultural settings as well as its effects on the behavior of participants, spectators, and society. Apply the sociological paradigms – conflict, structural functional and symbolic interaction perspectives to the institution of sport. Assess how sports can unite but also be divisive with regards to race, sex, class and nationality. Explain the relationship between sport and other social institutions, notably, family, education, economy, media, medicine and polity. Analyze how sport interacts with other social forces and cultural happenings locally and nationally Demonstrate awareness of the ethical considerations of sport including financial considerations, personal accomplishment and cultural acceptance. Throughout the semester, students will achieve the following General Education outcomes. Throughout the semester, the following assessment methods will be used to measure the course and General Education learning outcomes: COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. Studying sports 2. Sports and socialization 3. Sports and children 4. Deviance and sports 5. Violence in sports 6. Race in sports 7. Gender in sports 8. Social class and sports 9. Sports and economy 10. Sports and media CO2 CT1 CT2 DI4 Exams, Quizzes, Papers, Homework, Projects, Presentations 11. Sports and politics 12. Sports in the future METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Instructors may determine the most appropriate methods of evaluation for their course. These methods of evaluation might include but are not limited to exams, homework, terms papers, and oral reports. Grading Scale: 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% Below 60% A B C D F REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: This course requires approximately 40 – 50 pages of reading per week. A minimum of twelve pages of college level writing is required in this course. Writing assignments include papers of various lengths, essay & short answer questions on exams and quizzes, and various projects as deemed appropriate by the instructor.