Game On: The New Gen Ed for Sports Fans

MC 2002 Sports & Mass Communication

There is no better place than Louisiana to explore sports and no better place than the Manship School to explore mass communication.  Sports events are mostly experienced only through the mass media.  MC 2002 is designed to explore how sports work within journalism, public relations, advertising and political communication. Through scholarly research, industry leaders’ guest lectures and current news events, we’ll tackle how sports and mass media unify/divide people locally, nationally and internationally in terms of economics, politics, culture, race, gender and language. We’ll also detail the history of sports and mass media and where their relationship will head in the future.

photo: steve Bien-Aime

Dr. Steve Bien-Aime will teach the class.  Prior to receiving his doctorate from the College of Communications at Penn State and coming to the Manship School, Bien-Aimé served in a variety of functions at in Los Angeles, departing as deputy NFL editor.

The new class is a social science general education class to be offered for the first time this spring – but seats are limited!  Register now!