Rhetoric and Sports

R211 — Spring 2022

Justin Hodgson
Days and Times
1:15 - 2:30p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

The sports industry, besides big money, deals in complex ethical and legal situations. We'll consider the diverse cultural environments in which athletes emerge (including the effects of race and class), the role of social media and self-branding, and the rhetorical situations, ecologies, homologies, and practices that determine them. This course will ask you to be more than a mere sports fan: it will challenge you to engage key issues, texts, artifacts, and moments creatively and critically, as we explore the intersections of sports, rhetoric, and culture across a range of texts (digital narratives, podcasts, video essays, interactive webtexts, etc.).