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JREM 484 Sports, Media, and Society

This course will expose students to multiple theoretical perspectives designed to aid in their evaluation of sports media industry organizations, practices, and structures. Students will critically analyze the economic landscape and business operations of sports media and contemporary practices, including the intersection of sports media and politics, identity, science, community, and religion. Students will gain an understanding of the role sports media plays in cultural understandings of gender, race, sexuality, class, nationalism, consumerism, and other prominent concepts of contemporary community and civic life.