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

PE 120 - The Social Psychology of Sport

Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine the social problems and issues occurring in and around sports and how they influence each other.  Students will explore the effects that values, prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes, gender, race and social class have on sport participation and viewing.  By studying different perspectives, the student will be challenged to explore ways in which sport institutions can be made more equitable.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • ask questions and think critically about sports as a part of social life;
  • communicate in ways that demonstrate sensitivity to others; and
  • develop a personal and professional philosophy regarding sport participation.


F/S (C, N, S)