Boston College Sports Influence on Customs & Beliefs of Americans Discussion

  • Discussion half page: If we define culture as “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” (“Culture,” Miriam Webster),how do sports, today, reflect the beliefs of Americans?Based on the current world of sports, what do Americans value?What about the world of sports brings you to that conclusion?
  • Assignment 1 page: “The fan” helps us tell and retell sports stories. However, sometimes the fan or the media becomes part of the story. Discuss at least two examples of sports stories where fans and/or the media are part of the story. Refer to at least one reading/video from this week, even if you want to focus on another story from outside of our discussions this term.
  • Research Paper Draft 3-4 pages: Please attach the draft of the Interdisciplinary research Paper here.This draft should include parenthetical documentation and a Works Cited page.Please see the link for the Word Review Toolbar feature in Word for anyone who wants my feedback on specific questions you have.This draft is due Thursday by 11:59 PM (ET) in order for me to have time to give you feedback to be used by you in revisions..
    • Please draft this paper this week and to send me any questions you have about the draft by using the Word Review toolbar to include the questions in a Word document that will be attached to the draft you post on ulearn.I will answer any and all specific questions you include.I am including a link to a video that explains how to use this feature of Word.

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