DRAM 2134: Honors Core: Analyzing Sports as Performance


This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze and articulate the parallels between sports and performance. Students will formally analyze performances in sports and athletic events, applying the critical tools in the fields of Theatre Studies and Performance Studies to examine how athletes, athletic events, and the objects involved in athletic spectacles convey aesthetic human expression. Consideration of community, competition, spectatorship, identity, gender, sexuality, (trans)national identities. race, human rights, and ethics will be mediated through readings, attendance at a live athletic event, film/media viewings, written assignments, group work, student-centered discussions, and a multimodal research presentation. Students will identify and examine the interrelated aesthetic, performative, and humanistic values in the arts and athletics.

Permission number A permission number is required. Please email honors@uconn.edu and include (1) your name; (2) your 7-digit Student Admin number; (3) your registration “pick time”; (4) the course number and section; (5) the class number from Student Admin; and (6) confirmation that there are seats available in the class.