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.