Sports, Cultures and Ethics


Whether intense fandoms and age-old rivalries or record-breaking athletes and political controversies, sports have become embedded into everyday life. Delve deep into the human aspect of sports --- its historical background, the ethics and the cultural significance --- that affects fans and athletes alike.



Program Description

The certificate program in sports, cultures and ethics is a cross-disciplinary inquiry into the social, ethical and cultural influence of athletics and sports spectatorship in our society.

The courses explore the historical grounding of sport and examine how sport and culture, including religion and gender, influence and shape each other. Students analyze the ethical and philosophical issues of participating in and spectating sport.

Students completing the certificate have a knowledge and understanding of the nature of sport and its wide-ranging impact on the culture and lives.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

Students must consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies to declare the certificate.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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