The Global Politics of Sports

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Global Politics of Sports

Fall 2020

Taught By: Sean Jacobs and Anthony Karon

Section: A

CRN: 8964

Credits: 3

This course explores the connections between sports -- particularly in their most “globalized” form through the World Cup, European professional soccer leagues, the Olympics, the NBA, cricket (20/20, the Indian Premier League)--which are watched every week by billions of TV viewers on every continent-- and global political, economic and cultural power relations. Some of the class topics include the rise of China as a sports power, the place of the United States as well as other regions like the Americas and Africa in global sports like soccer. We explore the relationship of sports to issues ranging from political power and resistance, governance, globalization, transnational commerce, identity politics, migration, and economic and social inequality, among others. The class is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The instructors have written and researched widely on a range of sports topics, including sports boycotts, sports and the Cold War, and are sports fans themselves.

This course is part of the Media & Culture concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:55am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020