Required Books –

Adler and Adler. 1991. Backboards and Blackboards: College athletes and role engulfment. Columbia University Press

Coakley, J. 2009. Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies. 10ed.: McGraw-Hill

Final Paper description: You should read the book “Backboards and Blackboards” as we progress through the term. It is a very engaging book Your paper will be an integrated sociological analysis of “Backboards and Blackboards” and concepts from the textbook. You have three (3) options to do the paper:

Option 1: You may do an integrated analysis of the book “Backboards and Blackboards” and at least 3 chapters from your text (e.g. socialization, social class and educational effects).

(I have chosen this option).

** The paper will be an integrated sociological analysis of “Backboards and Blackboards” and concepts from the textbook “Sports in Society”, chapters 4, 10 and 14 from sports in society.

 

A significant essay in which analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application skills are demonstrated appropriate to the topic of the particular course offering.

I. Format

1. Font (Times New Roman)

2. Margins (default setting)

3. Pg.#’s

4. Line Spacing (double spaced)

II. Body of Paper

1. Introduction

2. Thesis statement

3. Chapter topics* (3 required)

1st Chapter topic

2nd Chapter topic

3rd Chapter topic

4. Citations of each chapter

5. Section (minimum of 3 required for each)

Citations/perspective 1

Citations/perspective 2

Citations/perspective 3

6. Conclusion

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