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PS 390 Critical Perspectives in Sport and Physical Activity: 3 semester hours

This interdisciplinary and seminar-style course will provide an overview of critical perspectives by examining marginalized topics and populations in sport psychology. Students will be encouraged to think beyond traditional Western ways of knowing and doing and conceive of alternative ways of viewing the practices of sport and physical activity. Likewise, students will be asked to reflect on how the Critical Concerns are (or can be) embedded within sport and physical activity contexts. Topics include gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, advocacy for social change, the business of college sports, and the performance enhancement agenda. Prerequisite: PS 211 or PS 212 or permission of instructor if being used as elective in Diversity Studies or Gender Studies minor.