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Stanford University

Sports and the University

Stanford University via Stanford OpenEdx

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This course explores the intersection of sports and academia, covering topics such as ancient athletics, the history of US college sports, economics, race, gender, and aesthetics. Students will gain an understanding of the role of sports in society and develop critical thinking skills to analyze sports from various perspectives. The course is designed for individuals interested in sports, academia, and social issues.


1. Ancient Athletics
2. History of US College Sports
3. Economics
4. Race
5. Gender
6. Aesthetics and Meaning

Taught by

Susan Stephens, Blakey Vermeule and Stephen Sansom


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