New Sports Studies Minor Crosses Many Disciplines

SUNY Oswego introduced a sports studies minor this fall that gives students the opportunity to study the history and impact of sports.

The idea to create the minor grew from Christopher Mack, an associate professor of history, and sociology department chair Tim Delaney, who both share a deep interest in sports. Delaney, often with participation from Mack, holds a sportsmanship symposium every March. Mack and Delaney, advisers for the new interdisciplinary minor, said it incorporates courses from history, sociology, psychology, human development, broadcasting, journalism, health science and physical education.

“Sports play a huge role in our society in a whole host of ways,” Mack said. “The sports studies minor is designed to allow people to pursue their interest in sports in a rigorous academic fashion that will have applications in many areas that sports touch upon in business, in social life, in politics.”

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