This course is seminar style, where students engage in critical examination and discussion of social and social-psychological dynamics of sports in modern society through a Christian worldview. Areas receiving special attention are youth sports, interscholastic sports, and professional sports. Emphasis is placed on describing and understanding sports, participants and observers, and the relationship of sport as an institution to the rest of society.
Introduction to Sociology (APS‑120)
Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the nature and study of social relationships and social institutions.
We will study human group behaviour in terms of culture, social interaction,
socialization, ethnicity, and gender. We will also analyze the internal dynamics and
external relations of social institutions including the family, church, school, and state.