Sports Figures in Society
The purpose of this class is to study professional athletes and their role within society. This class will focus on an athlete’s responsibility to society, as well as their contributions and perceived shortcomings. The course will look deeper into the role of professional athletes in modern society and whether or not it is fair to expect them to be role models for the youth of America. Furthermore, the course will discuss the role athletics and athletes played during the 20th century in terms of influencing society. In discussing these topics, students will delve into the past and analyze the differences in professional athletes and their roles in society across different generations.