The purpose of this research is to find out the important achievements of Laura Huestler and the contributions she has made to the athletic department at the University of Illinois. Our main research questions are: What were sports like for women growing up? How was she treated differently than males in sport? Did becoming a professor enhance her pull in the athletic department? Was she treated differently because she played field hockey, not tennis or something more feminine? Did anything in her childhood influence her beliefs of equality in sport?
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SOC249 Section AL1 (Sport & Modern Society)
Professor Synthia Sydnor
In today’s world, sport and athletics are ubiquitous and central to the lives, imaginations, and consumer behaviors of many people. Through readings and a variety of media and active learning experiences this course familiarizes students with important issues and perspectives related to the study and criticism of sport and modern society. The course focuses upon themes in sport studies such as those having to do with the nature of sport, hegemony theory, and body culture.