Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
InfoGuides | Pepperdine Libraries

GSCO 199.01 Why Sports?: Understanding Its Impact on Society (Watson): Home

Resources to support your investigation into the impact of sport on modern society

How to Read a Journal Article

Scholarly Databases

These databases contain scholarly journals in a wide variety of subjects.

Researching Current Newspapers

Reports on Today's Issues

General Database

This database covers many topics and features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. You can choose to search this database together with other specialized EBSCOhost databases, including SPORTDiscus and Business Source Premier.

Specialized EBSCOhost Databases

College Athletics On the Web

Search Pepperdine's eBook Collections

Course Description

This seminar is an overview of the social, political, economic and moral impact of sport on modern society.  The focus is primarily sport in the United States over the past 100 years, but will survey its history and influence internationally.  There will be extensive discussion of recent events that have brought either praise or condemnation to those involved in the sport community and the perceived impact on society.


Profile Photo
Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

Read The New York Times