RLG103H1: Sports and/as Religion

Hours

24L/12T

A first-year course looking at the historical and contemporary relationship between religion and sport. We start with the Ancient Greek Olympics (a funeral ritual) and end with the ever-hopeful gathering of Toronto Maple Leafs fans, Leaf Nation. In between, we look at examples of those sports around the world, in which religion plays a significant role or where sports serves as a religion-like pastime.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)