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THE STUDENT ATHLETE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Ryan Swanson, swansonr@unm.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The college student athlete is a uniquely American creation.  This course is designed for UNM students who are involved, in some way or another, with athletics.  We will examine the history, legal structure, and ideology of athletics in higher education.   

 

READINGS AND TEXTS
Cheated: the UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports; It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium

 

FILMS AND OTHER COURSE MATERIALS
Many films, Many primary documents. 

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
**Instructor approval required to add this class.  Interested students should email Dr. Ryan Swanson at swansonr@unm.edu.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ryan Swanson has been a faculty member at the Honors College since 2013.  He is a historian who studies sport in American society.  He was a barely mediocre student athlete many years ago.