Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINES 131 - Sport and Social Justice

Upper Division

KINES 010  and KINES 015  (concurrent enrollment in KINES 015  is allowed); or for non-majors, ENGL 004  or transfer equivalency and permission of the instructor.

The long-standing belief in the United States that sport involvement is positively developmental has led to it being utilized as a solution to enduring social problems. In this course we critically examine the root idea that sport participation is positively developmental and that it can serve as a viable vehicle for advancing social justice in modern America. We consider the relevance of these topics to our Lasallian mission, examine the extensive history of sport being harnessed for its perceived ability to improve the human condition, and explore the most important scholarly literature focused on whether or not sport participation really can be credited with positive human development and social change. The link between current sport development research and its community application is explored during visits to organizations that use sport to serve local at-risk youth.

Core Curriculum Designation(s)
TCG - The Common Good

Course credits: 1

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