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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 24, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FTNS 214 Sport and American Culture

4 credits
This class will focus on issues that relate to sport and its influence on culture in the U.S. Students will examine how sport has become so prominent in American culture, how sport influences individual lives, and the role sport plays in society. This is an opportunity to gain a historical perspective while examining more closely the inter-relationship between sport and culture in present-day America, exploring historical and present-day issues from economic, social and cultural perspectives.

Prerequisites: Minimum ABED 040  and ABED 046  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe how interest in sport affects individual choices  
  • Evaluate how interest in sport is affected by age, income, geography, gender, ethnicity, etc.
  • Analyze the role sport has played in shaping society
  • Explore the ability of sport to both bring groups together in a positive way and separate people in a negative way
  • Evaluate the reciprocal relationship between sport and American culture, both historically and in the present
  • Apply an understanding of sport and American culture as it relates to working with individuals and/or clients