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体育和社会, 杜克大学

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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....

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創建者 MM

Nov 12, 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!!!

創建者 RK

Jan 14, 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.

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創建者 Muhammad Adrian Jalaludin

Feb 09, 2019

Excellent topic and well presented for those looking for an understanding between sports and society as a whole.

創建者 Gerardo Bernal Pueblita

Feb 01, 2019

Tiene una gran variedad de temáticas y la mayoría de los videos son dinámicos .

It has a great variety of topics and most of the videos are very dynamic.

創建者 Tashin Ilya

Jan 11, 2019

Awesome lecturer, reveals topics comprehensively. Lectures are well-structured. The course makes me learn more about sports.

創建者 benmaamar hocine

Dec 22, 2018

thank you .

創建者 Liam Smith

Dec 10, 2018

Professor Starn gives insight into the sports world and explains complex topics using anthropological reasoning in a way that makes sense to the average person. Great class!

創建者 Lee Jarvis

Nov 09, 2018

Very insightful, and well communicated by the teacher. Very enjoyable!

創建者 Emil

Oct 27, 2018

Nice and refreshing course. I liked best the video game lecture and the book recommended.

創建者 Deleted Account

Sep 29, 2018

This online course is very interesting for people that enjoys playing and watching sports. To explain the impact of sports in society and the development of sports in general, ideas and studies of many social science experts are provided and translated to the sport reality. Many well-known sport facts and personalities are provided to support the arguments.

The lecturer (Orin Stark) presents the subjects and his personal opinion on an “easy-going” language. He is someone with who you could have a very pleasant pub conversation. His approach and “easy going” language make the course and its content interesting and easy to follow, also for people without any background in social sciences, like me.

I really enjoying this course!

創建者 Sagar A

Sep 27, 2018

It is an excellent Course!!Great insight into one of the important aspects of sports

創建者 zhangzhe

Sep 22, 2018

perfect