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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 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!!!

LK

Jan 07, 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 MICHAUD

Jan 28, 2018

Ce cours était très captivant et intéressant! Merci beaucoup!

By shyam s

Jun 10, 2016

it was wonderful....very useful couse..i like it .but it hard

By Jan J

Jun 07, 2016

awesome instructor, great energy and even better insides

By Nasiba I

Aug 02, 2016

Such a passionate lectures,very interesting and useful.

By Lezhan W

Oct 18, 2016

I like it and this teaches me a lot, really helpful.

By darshan p

Mar 31, 2017

Really good and comprehensively researched course.

By Jose R

Dec 08, 2016

Very interesting lectures with loads of examples

By Jaime S

Jul 11, 2018

Excellent course, well prepared and presented!

By knvg r

Jun 09, 2016

Love sports, very good corse to take !!!

By Megan W

Sep 13, 2019

Very interesting and not too difficult.

By Thomas R

May 05, 2019

Interesting, teacher voice is fluid

By Pablo M

May 01, 2017

Simple, informative, and useful.

By Conner C

May 06, 2019

Amazing good work Orin Star

By Jair C M F

Aug 08, 2019

The course is sublime!

By Jimmy G

Sep 04, 2017

The professor is cool.

By Scott S

Jun 18, 2018

Very Interesting.

By Oscar D

Oct 07, 2016

Excellent course!

By Stacey B

Jan 28, 2016

AMAZING COURSE!!

By benmaamar h

Dec 22, 2018

thank you .

By JOACI J C

Jul 06, 2018

amazing!

By Camilo E

Jul 22, 2017

excelent

By Djordje I

Jan 20, 2017

Perfect!

By zhangzhe

Sep 22, 2018

perfect

By Tommy W

Oct 16, 2019

good

By Rajesh S M

Nov 02, 2017

best