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Sports and Society, Duke University

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Sports play a giant role in contemporary society worldwide. But few of us pause to think about the larger questions of money, politics, race, sex, culture, and commercialization that surround sports everywhere. This course draws on the tools of anthropology, sociology, history, and other disciplines to give you new perspectives on the games we watch and play. It's the new and improved version of Professor Orin Starn's original "Sports and Society" for Coursera, which drew more than 40,000 students. We will focus on both popular sports like soccer (or “football,” as anyone outside America calls it), basketball, and baseball, and also lesser-known ones like mountain-climbing and fishing. You will never watch or think about sports in the same way again....

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von MM

Nov 12, 2016

I loved this particular course. The topics are relevant. Each topic is supported by historical facts and examples and how is it relevant in the present time. It was a great learning experience!!!

von RK

Jan 14, 2017

This course tells us about how social customs and traditions have contributed to the evolution of sports and how sports has vice versa reflected the changes in social order of any age.

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May 24, 2019

Really great course that explores the various ways sports have an impact and are reflections of human society and various cultures. Really interesting!

von victor martiniano campanelli

May 14, 2019

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von Conner Cheffer

May 06, 2019

Amazing good work Orin Star

von Thomas Roudès

May 05, 2019

Interesting, teacher voice is fluid

von Muhammad Adrian Jalaludin

Feb 09, 2019

Excellent topic and well presented for those looking for an understanding between sports and society as a whole.

von Gerardo Bernal Pueblita

Feb 01, 2019

Tiene una gran variedad de temáticas y la mayoría de los videos son dinámicos .

It has a great variety of topics and most of the videos are very dynamic.

von Tashin Ilya

Jan 11, 2019

Awesome lecturer, reveals topics comprehensively. Lectures are well-structured. The course makes me learn more about sports.

von benmaamar hocine

Dec 22, 2018

thank you .

von Liam Smith

Dec 10, 2018

Professor Starn gives insight into the sports world and explains complex topics using anthropological reasoning in a way that makes sense to the average person. Great class!

von Lee Jarvis

Nov 09, 2018

Very insightful, and well communicated by the teacher. Very enjoyable!