Philosophy of Sport
This is not the current course catalog
Sports: many of us (at Williams, in the US, throughout most of the world) play them, yet more of us watch them, and we invest not only our time but enormous amounts of money in them (we build sports arenas, not cathedrals; in 2013, in 40 of the 50 United States, the highest-paid public official was a football or basketball coach). Why do sports matter so much to us? Should they? The topics we consider in responding thoughtfully to these questions will include sports and health, sports and education, ethical issues in sports (including issues of class, gender, and race), and sports and beauty.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: short writing assignments for most classes
Enrollment Preference: seniors, then juniors, then sophomores
Distributions: Division II;