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The Governance of Sport
ETHN 3104

Requirements of the Course

Course Format

The course follows a seminar format with ample time for discussion as well.  The readings in the course are important and you are expected to have done the readings in advance of the course for which they are assigned.  The formal requirements of the course include weekly one pagers, periodic group and individual assignments, a mid-term exam, and a final project. 


Required books:

Epstein, D. 2013. The Sports Gene (Current Hardcover: NY).
Albergotti, R. and V. O’Connell, 2013. Wheelmen, (Penguin Group, NY).
Fainaru-Wada, M. and S. Fainaru, 2013. League of Denial, (Crown Archetype, NY).

There will be additional required readings as well assigned throughout the term.


Your grade will be determined as follows:

One Pagers 10%
Periodic Assignments 20%
Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Project 40%
TOTAL: 100%


Requirements of the Course

Weekly Email One Pagers

Every week you are expected to turn in a one-page essay.  We have established a list-serv for the course: ethn3104@lists.colorado.edu.  Details will be provided in class. 

A secondary purpose is to ensure that you have an opportunity to provide me with feedback on the class and your progress/satisfaction in the course.

Individual and group assignments

Periodically throughout the semester you will be responsible for individual and group assignments related to the week’s readings and topic.  These will be discussed as the semester progresses.