Race & Gender in Sports (SD 534)


In this course, we will study race and gender in sports law. We will examine race and gender separately and then will examine the intersection between the two. Civil and constitutional rights will be studied, in the sports context, with an emphasis on civil rights, equal protection, and other statutory protections including Title IX. A major written paper or project will be presented. The paper or project, which may with approval qualify for the writing requirement, will constitute 70% of the grade in the class. The oral presentation of the paper or project will constitute 15% and periodic quizzes to ensure that students are reading and reflecting on the materials for each class session will account for the final 15% of the grade in the course. The text will be the latest edition of Mitten, et al, Sports Law and Regulation.


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