2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 185 - Sports in Literature and Media

Description: Explores how sports are and have been represented and expressed in media and literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Investigates the ways in which narrative representation engages changing cultural and historical contexts. Focus is on analysis of gender, race, and socioeconomics, along with philosophy, ethics, psychology, and politics in sports literature and media.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 101A  or ENG 103  (may be taken concurrently)

General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity; Critical Thinking

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1.  History, philosophy, and psychology
  2.  Rhetorical strategies
  3. Race, gender, socioeconomics, and ethics
  4. Themes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Outline the global history of sports in literature and media. (1)
  2. Describe the connections between sports and culture and the ways those connections are expressed in literature. (4)
  3. Discuss philosophies and psychologies of sports as reflected in literature and media. (4)
  4. Articulate how sports operate as both a creative and coercive form of personal and communal expression in society. (2, 3)
  5. Analyze how rhetorical strategies and techniques are used in sports media. (2)
  6. Survey challenges and current debates of race, gender, socioeconomics, and ethics in sports as reflected in media and literature. (2-4)
  7. Compare the prevalent themes of sports fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and film. (4)
  8. Apply literary criteria (plot, characterization, settings, style, point of view, theme, tone) to sports fiction. (4)