This course examines how sport culture and sport participation influence the way individuals and society think about their own bodies, gender, social class, race, disability, religion, ethnicity, and more. It will also explore the socialization process as nurtured by sport.
All sources are NOT equal. Discerning bias is key.
Point of view is not neutral: Is the author an "insider" or "outsider?"
Is the information in his/her own words or reported by someone else?
Does the place or date influence the approach to the topic?
How do stereotypes distort presentation of information?
EXAMPLES of potential bias: