Sport, Media, and Culture

Course Highlights

  • Sport and Big Data
  • Martial Arts and Popular Culture
  • Sport, America, and the World

The minor in Sport, Media, and Culture (SMAC) invites students to examine the cultural politics of sport from a scholarly point of view, and to practice them with an eye towards social justice and the dignity of every human being.

SMAC thus defines media broadly—to include visual art, historical texts, and performing arts as well as print journalism, radio, film, television, and social media—and incorporates analyses of race, gender, sexuality, class, and inequality from across the humanities and social sciences. Through SMAC, students will consider how their own interest in sport engages in the politics of representation, and how they can promote equity and justice through it.

Programs Offered

  • Minor