PHIL 230 Sports Ethics

This course is designed to create awareness of important ethical issues in sports and to provide students with skills and information to enable them to competently respond to such issues as they occur. Building upon their own experiences with sports, students will explore real-life issues from a variety of perspectives (e.g., as coach, player, parent, umpire, citizen). Possible topics will include the role of ethics in athletic competition, the value of sportsmanship, fairness in sports, use of performance-enhancing drugs, gamesmanship, violence, the role of a coach as an authority figure, friend, and counselor, and whether sports build moral character. Intended especially for student-athletes, the course is open to all who are interested in the topic.




C3, GE