WGS 3210

Course Name: 
Gender, Sport, and Film
Units: 
3

Sports, and various sports figures, have often been the subject of film – both in documentary form and Hollywood blockblusters. This course will examine how film has incorporated issues of gender, and we will compare those productions that portray women’s sports and the female athlete and see how they stack up against those productions featuring male athletes and men’s sports. We will also explore important intersections of race, sexuality, equality and place as we look to determine what actually makes a film a true “sports film.”

Instructor: 
Bonnie Hagerman
Course Category: 
Gender Concentration