RFSS273

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: The Rhetoric of Sports

Subject code

RFSS

Course Number

273

Instructor(s)

J. Hovden

Course Long Title

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: The Rhetoric of Sports

Description

This course examines the ways in which discourse surrounding sports influences culture, politics, and one's sense of self. Using rhetorical theories such as myth, metaphor, and narrative, students analyze the discourses surrounding topics such as the rhetorical construction of the athlete, sporting events, athletes as racialized and gendered bodies, the commodification of the athlete, athletes and activism, and fandom and identification. Prerequisite(s): RFSS 100, 120, or AF/RF 162.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W2