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Socio-Cultural Studies Specialization

1011884_374134016042007_59944166_nThis specialization (PhD) derives its primary intellectual identity from the disciplines of history, philosophy, and sociology. The program draws upon perspectives from cultural studies, feminist theory, global studies, ethics, and other specialized forms of inquiry in critically examining all levels of competitive sport and other organized movement activities. We teach students to forge connections between theoretical considerations and potential solutions to a wide variety of real-world challenges. We are committed to the principles of diversity and social justice and to the provision of positive sport and movement experiences for all people. The majority of PhD students pursue careers as faculty in higher education after completing their degree. However, some have obtained positions outside of academia, for example in diversity services for major corporations.