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Instructor Class Description

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Holly M. Barker
BIS 293
Bothell Campus

Special Topics

Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.

Class description

The name of this course is "Culture and Sports." The class will examine how sports can perpetuate, exacerbate, or challenge cultural norms about issues such as race, class, gender, sexuality, different physical and mental abilities, and other topics. This class is highly participatory with students engaged in researching and contributing ideas to the class. We will examine popular culture, go on a fieldtrip, analyze media coverage, and other activities.

The class has a required service-learning component with a wide range of options (snowboarding for people with disabilities, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, funding to make sports affordable, etc.) to fit your schedule and interests.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Mixed methods of instruction. Lecture, guest speakers, student presentations. Examination of popular culture and sports, such as: media, music, film, and literature.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites required.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Holly M. Barker
Date: 11/10/2011