Sports Literature

One Term            Grades 10, 11, 12          Elective

Sports Literature is a course that will examine the unique relationship between sports and society through literature by contemporary authors, columnists, and other media pieces. Reading in the course is selected to be high-interest and thought-provoking. Selections may include—but are not limited to—Something for Joey, Shoeless Joe (the novel for the movie Field of Dreams), athlete biographies, and a wide selection of films and documentaries. Writing in this course will include descriptive, personal reactions, and critical topics. Through the examination of literature and writing, students will have a greater awareness of the relationship between sports and contemporary society.