Chevron Left
Back to Sports and Society

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Sports and Society by Duke University

4.8
stars
1,121 ratings

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 11, 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!!!

RK

Jan 13, 2017

This course tells us about how social customs and traditions have contributed to the evolution of sports and how sports has vice versa reflected the changes in social order of any age.

Filter by:

251 - 275 of 299 Reviews for Sports and Society

By Camilo E

Jul 21, 2017

By Djordje I

Jan 20, 2017

By Đăng K N Đ

Sep 4, 2021

By Mario A C

Feb 10, 2021

By khaled M l a

Sep 30, 2020

By tushar d s

Apr 15, 2020

By Ben R

Feb 28, 2020

By zhangzhe

Sep 21, 2018

By Lin J W

Aug 9, 2022

By Taozheng Z

Jul 7, 2021

By P. L D

May 23, 2020

By Tommy W

Oct 15, 2019

By Rajesh S M

Nov 2, 2017

By victor c

May 13, 2019

By Deleted A

Sep 29, 2018

By RaymondMistral

Sep 6, 2016

By Razvan C

Apr 19, 2020

By SANTOSH K

Jun 17, 2020

By Rebeca L

Jul 25, 2022

By Abderramán B R S

May 15, 2022

By Charline R

May 23, 2022

By Martijn L

Apr 28, 2020

By Kendell H

Oct 28, 2020

By SOUMYA J

May 28, 2020

By Pietro O

Apr 26, 2020