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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

MM
Nov 11, 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!!!

LK
Jan 6, 2020

One of the best courses that mixed interesting facts with theories. I study sports management, it's really intriguing to see how sports social values entwined with each other in history!

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By Mahnoosh D

Jun 30, 2020

one of the most enjoyable and beneficial courses I've ever taken

Thank you dear Mr. Starn

By DIMITRIS M

Sep 26, 2020

Very satisfied by the level of expertise from Orin and his team. Keep up the good work!

By Sagar A

Sep 27, 2018

It is an excellent Course!!Great insight into one of the important aspects of sports

By Djoanna S J

Jun 25, 2020

Learned so much from this course. Great teacher, thorough discussion of each topic.

By mosharaf h

Apr 21, 2020

Loved it. Looking forward to any other sports related course from professor starn.

By Kathlyn E R

May 26, 2020

This was my first Coursera class and I'll be back for more. Interesting and fun.

By Matías p

Jun 20, 2020

super good course!

thanks for the best profesor ever and cheers from argentina

By Moussa

Apr 15, 2017

I am currently following this course and I can say that I am really enjoying.

By BARBOZA U

Jul 12, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very informative and knowledgeable. Cheers!

By Senga69

Dec 25, 2016

Excellent cours qui offre un point de vue original sur nos sociétés modernes.

By Appu R

Aug 6, 2021

A course that can change or have an impact on your perspective on sports..!!

By Elijah K

Jun 5, 2020

Very informative and made me think. Great lectures and interesting readings.

By Ju�rez M S A

Nov 21, 2020

Me gustó mucho el curso, aprendí muchas cosas y lo recomiendo ampliamente.

By elvis l o

Aug 17, 2020

good course,i´m fron chile and the english is easy to understand , thanks

By Manimaran R

Dec 27, 2020

Good Course, It better if the course cetificate to be given immediattely.

By Areeb A P

Apr 28, 2020

Really enjoyed the course, explored a completely new dimension of sport.

By Michelle S

Oct 1, 2020

Some topics could use an update, but overall a very interesting course.

By Lee J

Nov 9, 2018

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

By Shubham M A

May 11, 2020

Good course learned about different sports and it's impact on society

By Mauro T

May 19, 2020

I enjoyed every single week of this course. Thank you Mr. Orin Starn

By Unal G

May 11, 2016

I loved this course, clear and rich instruction. highly recommended

By Mostafa B

Feb 4, 2021

amazing course, amazing P.Orin, amazing lessons, thank you so much.

By Phoebe S T W

May 16, 2020

Thank you for this. I have learned a lot from it. Take Care always

By Saurav S B

Jun 20, 2020

I think its great to do such course. Thank you for organizing.

By Jennie v d B

Jun 13, 2018

This class is so fun and touches on so many topics (and sports)!