ES 399 OR Sporting Culture

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Term: 
Summer 2020
Fulfills: 
IRES major
IRES minor

This course provides a critical/cultural overview of the sporting cultures within the state of Oregon. In doing so, it asks students to explore the relationship between sport and larger social and capitalist frameworks. This is illustrated through a variety of written and visual texts and further explored through relevant assignments that allow for students’ articulation of course concepts and incorporation of primary source analysis. In this course, students will:

• Interrogate moments of pleasure, protest, and power in sport

• Analyze how racialized and gendered bodies are read through entertainment, politics, and theory

• Produce a multimedia project which delves into historical or contemporary issues in sport

Recent topics include Caribbean Migrations; Asian American Women; Critical Whiteness Studies; Native Americans and Film; Asian Diasporas; Race and Resistance in United States History. Repeatable up to 5 times.