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SOC 318 Week 1 DQ 1 Sociology of Sports’ Theories

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Sociology of Sports’ Theories. Compare and contrast the main types of theories used in the sociology of sports. Include in your answer a discussion of the theorist’s views of society, the individual, social change, and sport. Consider how each theory explains sport and its role in society. Provide at least one concrete example. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 1 DQ 2 Meaning and Purpose of Sport in Society

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Meaning and Purpose of Sport in Society. Think of your favorite sport activities including watching sports television shows. How do these


activities help shape your ideas about your life and how you interact with others? How do sports bring you, and others, a sense of meaning and purpose in social life? How are sports related to important spheres of social influence such as family, media, religion, and community? **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 2 Assignment Dedicated to Sports Phenomenon (2 Papers)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers Dedicated to Sports Phenomenon. Submit a paper, in APA format, that addresses the “dedicated to sports” phenomenon. Applying each of the main types of sociology of sports theories (cultural theories, interactionist theories, and structural theories), answer the question: “Why are some people fanatically interested in playing and watching sports?”

The paper must be two to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your sources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials,


visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 2 DQ 1 Race and Sports

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Race and Sports. Spend some time listening to the news, reading articles, doing research, etc. that illustrate race and racial diversity in sports. Have major professional sports franchises eliminated racial barriers in participation in every aspect, including coaching positions and ownership? Explain your position incorporating data from the text and applying one of the theories discussed in Week One. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 2 DQ 2 Deviance and Sports

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Deviance and Sports. We read and hear news reports about performance enhancing drug use in sports so regularly some may think all athletes are taking them. We also hear and read regular reports of athletes committing crimes and carrying unlawful weapons. Is deviance out of control in sports, or is deviance just behavior that’s interfering with the status quo and not really a problem to anyone other than wealthy people with property to protect? What’s your view? Explain your position incorporating data from the text and applying one of the theories discussed in Week One. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 3 Assignment Article Review (2 Papers)

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains 2 Papers Article Review. You may choose any sports-related article for this assignment, provided that: (1) it comes from a printed magazine, newspaper, or scholarly journal (examples include but are not limited to: Newsweek, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, Journal of Sport Psychology), and (2) you can find something in the article that is relevant to a minimum of three of the following


concepts discussed in the course: Data Collection in Sports; Using History to Understand Sports Today; Using History to Understand Sports in the Future; Social Interaction Model; Race and Ethnicity in Sports; Gender Ideology; Deviance in Sports; and Social Class in Sports.

Your paper should include the following:

1. A summary of the article you have chosen; this summary should take up no more than one page of your paper.

2. A description of the concepts from the course that you find relevant in order to explain/interpret the article; this description should take up about one page of your paper.

3. An explanation of how the concepts you have chosen can be applied to your chosen sports article; this section should take up most of the space in your paper. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 3 DQ 1 Gender Ideology and Sport

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www.snaptutorial.com Gender Ideology and Sport. Think of your favorite sport activities including watching sports television shows. Do men and women actively engage in sport together? How are gender differences portrayed? Consider how “masculinity, femininity, and male-female relationships� are displayed inthese scenes and about what these activities and shows tell you about American culture and socialization. How are gender differences in foreign cultures treated? **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 3 DQ 2 Social Class and Sport

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Social Class and Sport. Consider your observations and personal experiences in sport. How does social class distinction (other than race) influence sports and sports participation? What sport is more influenced by class distinctions participation and why? How are golf and tennis different than baseball and football in respect to social class participation? Why? What about boxing? How does sport increase democratic and economic equality in society? **********************************************************************************


SOC 318 Week 4 DQ 1 Commercialization of Sport

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Commercialization of Sport. What changes occur in the meaning, purpose, and organization of sports when they become commercial activities? How does such a commercial arrangement benefit members of a society? What does sport commercialization tell us about the standard of living of the society supporting it? Does commercial sport activity like major league baseball or professional football deserve any form of public assistance such as stadium subsidies or other taxpayer support? Explain your view using the sociological terms and elements you have learned to this point. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 4 DQ 2 The Media Sports Complex

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www.snaptutorial.com The Media/Sports Complex. Many suggest that media and sports are so interconnected each could not stand on its own. There is also no doubt our modern world of experience is at least partially informed by the media. But, how are sports and media interconnected? Do media influence sports related choices and actions? What is the social value of NFL’s Super Bowl, the MLB’s World Series, the PGA Tour/European PGA’s British Open, or the Olympics in full display on national television? How does sportsbetting exist without sports media? Explain your view using the sociological terms and elements you have learned to this point. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 5 DQ 1 High School and College Sport

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com High School and College Sport. This is a complex problem we cannot resolve in a discussion forum but it is worthy of exploration. We also read in the text that differences exist between high school and college interscholastic sports in fundamental ways. What are some of the


most significant differences in your view and what should be done to increase the opportunities for student learning? Should HS programs be better funded by tax payers? Should college sports be abolished? Explain your view using the sociological terms and elements you have learned to this point. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 5 DQ 2 The Future of Sport

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com The Future of Sport. As we explored sport in week one, we noted sports are social constructions used to bring meaning to life. The text suggests people will create the future of sport too. How do you think this will take shape? What sports will emerge in the world of the future? Will we see fewer power and performance sports, or more? Will we see more pleasure and participation sports, or less? Explain your view using the sociological terms and elements you have learned to this point. **********************************************************************************

SOC 318 Week 5 Final Paper Movies and Sports (2 Papers)


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains 2 Final Papers (Remembering the Titans and The Program)

Focus of the Final Paper The Final Paper is based on assignment description below. Analysis of a sports motion picture Prepare an eight- to ten- page paper in which you utilize information from the course, textbook, and at least four scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook) to analyze one of the approved motion pictures listed below, in detail. Specifically: Explain the sociological processes you observe using two or more of the theories or models incorporated in this course (conflict theory, critical theory, cultural theory, feminist theory, gender classification model, etc.). Discuss character examples of the personal functions of sports, including: a) feelings of belongingness and social identification; b) the socially acceptable outlet for hostile and aggressive feelings; and c) the role sport play as a cultural element to bring meaning to life. Examine aspects of extra-sport character behavior and determine if such behaviors support sports stereotypes and/or deviant characteristics (i.e., deviant overconformity or deviant


underconformity). Be sure to use examples of specific behaviors and situations that you observed to help describe and explain (theoretically) how these social functions were demonstrated. As you watch the film, take notes concerning not only what you saw and heard, but also anything that occurred that was surprising to you. These notes will help you when you write your paper in terms of remembering specific instances and/or insights concerning fan behavior. In your field notes, be sure to include such things as the time, date, location, and environment in which you viewed the film. Attach your field notes to your final paper. If your field notes are not attached, you will lose points. Approved motion pictures (you may request instructor approval if you would like to choose a different film*): Remember the Titans Raging Bull On the Ropes The Sandlot Hoop Dreams Any Given Sunday The Program Bull Durham *Special note: Sports comedies are not generally appropriate for this assignment. **********************************************************************************

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