Each answer should consist of 4-5 page essay, in which you express a point of view and support it with
evidence from class readings, lectures, and additional/outside readings/research. You will need to cite and
reference your sources in APA style. Please do not exceed six pages per response, so you will need to choose
your arguments carefully. Your essay should have an introduction, main body and conclusion; it should also
conform to the standards of proper written English in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence
This is your plagiarism warning you must not plagiarize and to ensure you are aware you must add
this statement to the last page of each response:
I have neither given nor received nor will I tolerate other students use of unauthorized aid in the
completion of this examination. This statement is to be signed with your handwritten signature.
Please submit to safe assign and bring hard copy to class on the day of the final.
Essay ONE: Choose only 1 of the 3 to answer: 100 pts
1. Use gender/feminist critical theory to define and discuss gender logic, and discuss how gender logic affects
perceptions of what are appropriate mens and womens sport choices and options. Also, discuss how these
perceptions are perpetuated in our American society? You must use sources beyond lecture and power point
and you must cite references to support your response.
2. Use race critical theory to define and discuss race logic (racial ideology) in sport. Discuss how race logic
(racial ideology) leads to perceptions regarding race and sport choices, stacking and centrality, and/or sport
stereotyping. Also, discuss how these perceptions are perpetuated in our American society? You must use
sources beyond lecture and power point and you must cite references to support your response.
3. Discuss how sport and social class have interacted over the last 150 years in the United States? Use a
functionalist perspective to discuss how socialization into and through sport enhances and builds the
American culture and society. You must use sources beyond lecture and power point and you must cite
references to support your response.
Essay TWO: This one must be answered by everyone: 100 pts
1) Discuss how religion AND sport interact for you? To fully answer this you will need to discuss which
social science theoretical orientation(s) discussed in class most closely matches your views and opinions
about religion and sport, and why it matches. You will also need to discuss how your theoretical
orientation affects your views about religion and sport. Does your belief or non-belief in Jesus Christ as
your savior affect your sporting behavior? Why or why not? You need to show a scholarly interaction
between religious thoughts, texts and your theoretical orientation.
To discuss your beliefs you must identify which theoretical orientation you most identify (conflict,
functional, race critical, gender critical, social interactionist etc.). You must use sources beyond lecture
and power point and you must use scholarly sources to support your response.