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Sports & Race - Summer 2021

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Developed by a historian in consultation with experts in theology, ethics, and sports ministry, this class examines the intersection of race, sports, and Christianity in the United States from a historical and contemporary lens.

Course outcomes include:

  • Develop a theological and biblical framework for approaching questions about racial identity and racial justice in sports
  • Enhance cultural literacy and understanding of sports by exploring how the past has shaped the present
  • Consider and examine the ways that racism has been both promoted and resisted in American sports history
  • Learn from the historical examples of Christian athletes and coaches who were involved with debates about racial inclusion and racial justice
  • Evaluate current issues related to racism in sports from a Christian perspective
  • Apply course concepts to an action plan specific to your sports context

The course is eight weeks in length and delivered online through Canvas Catalog. As a non-credit course, there are no academic prerequisites to enroll. Each week will include specially-designed and selected readings and learning engagement activities. You will receive constructive and meaningful feedback from the instructor and opportunities to interact with your peers.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Online 24/7

Online Information

Paul Putz 

CEUs : 2



Please read:  Use class promo code Summer21FSI for $50 off!



Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/5/2021 - 8/1/2021 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Paul Putz  Online