Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Comm 442 Sport, Media and Culture

An in depth examination of the interrelationship between sports and media in contemporary (western) society, and how that interrelationship reinforces social values, sometimes challenges social norms, and draws on the cultural identification of class, race, and gender to identify sports values with cultural values. Drawing on theories of political economy, media studies, and cultural studies, we will examine media’s role in telling the story of sports and, in telling that story, shaping and reinforcing cultural values and developing material impacts on peoples’ lives.




Upper-division standing
  • Up one level
  • 400