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Sports Studies Minor

Sports Studies Minor

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in Sports Studies. Students in this minor examine the place of sports in American culture though courses that explore and engage sports directly, contextually, and experientially. Sports manifests itself through fan interest at every level of competition, wide participation in sports of every kind, and its status as a large industry that often serves as an innovator in media and technology. Issues in sports mirror issues in society at large; representation in and the nature of participation in sports is often affected by one’s race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and/or disability and ableness. In the Sports Studies minor, students can take courses in subjects that range from business to exercise physiology to journalism to politics to race and gender. Because this is an interdisciplinary minor, students are encouraged to use up to two approved courses in their major and up to two courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements to complete the minor.

The Sports Studies minor consists of 18 credits, six of which must be at the 3000 level or above.

Required Course (3 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

  • 3 Sports Studies courses, 2 of which must be at 3000 level or above
  • 2 American Studies courses1

1See advisement report in SIS for a list of approved American Studies courses. 

Course Listing for Sports Studies

For more information, contact Jonathan Silverman, program coordinator.