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Decoding Sport: Examining Race, Gender, and Sexuality

In times of social change and unrest, sport has been one of the most influential mediums that has helped to challenge the national status quo. However, when faced with issues such as race and/or gender inequality, there remains a fundamental gap. In partnership with NYU’s Sports and Society, this course will explore the role that sport plays in today’s society by rediscovering the historic social constructs that have helped to shape specific social movements and other current behaviors, biases, and ideologies. We will examine today’s most pressing topics, such as activism, diversity and inclusion, gender equality, media biases, race relations, and sexuality. Additionally, we will analyze the role that athletes and corporate responsibility play toward achieving progress.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of society’s past relationship with sports, as well as the systemic effects of both micro and macro aggressions within sports and society
  • Tactical takeaways to help redefine future interactions in sport for both personal and professional environments

Ideal for

  • Career changers and current industry professionals with aspirations to lead a sport organization or to manage groups within a sports league or team
  • Those working within sports media or athlete management
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.