THE INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SPORT
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29080
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Sport captures the minds and money of billions of people everyday, the Olympics, World Cup Soccer, American College Football, and Little League World Series. Television, radio, cell phones, internet keep us updated on the latest scores, highlights and goings on of our favorite and least favorite athletic personalities. Yet despite its overwhelming significance in everyday life it goes largely ignored in Anthropological discussions. This course serves to introduce students to the significance and centrality of sport in understanding and interpreting social life. Sport will be critically examined through major anthropological categories of race, class, ethnicity, gender and power. We will be using sport as the focal point with which to examine varying attitudes, institutions and social dynamics. This will not be a history of sport nor will it be a cross-cultural comparison of different kinds of sport from around the world but rather this course will seek to demonstrate to you how sport figures into the shaping of our worldview and structuring of social institutions.
Class Attributes
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Global Issues General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
SCI Diversity General Ed. Requirements
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Transatlantic Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Dafne Lastra Landa, Gabby Yearwood
Meets
TuTh 11:05AM - 12:20PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
121 Lawrence Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
101
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
100
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
3
Wait List Capacity
20