SJE Prax:Spirituality& Soc.Activism in Sports

Instructor: Brianna Hypolite

Course Synopsis

This course explores the impact of social activism in three major sports in America, basketball, baseball, and football.


As a result of this course, you will be able to:

ASSIGNMENTS: The final essay is due one week after the end of class at midnight. Session assignments are due by midnight one day after the end of the session. Students will be graded on in-session participation, session reflections, essays. Self- directed reflection and Statement on Spirituality should be a synthesis of in-class discussion, readings and personal thoughts and statements. Reflections should be no more than one double-spaced page.


ATTENDANCE: Online attendance will be determined by online discussion participation and on-campus October 19th 1pm-4:30pm and Oct  20th 9am-4:30pm. Unless it is an emergency, please inform instructor of an absence or tardy at least 3 days before the missed session(s).


ORIGINALITY: This course will abide by the Illiff School of Theology’s rules on submission of original work, cheating, and works cited.


COMMUNICATION: All communications regarding LAs or absences are required to be sent directly to the instructor’s email address and suggested to be sent to the instructor’s mobile number. Students should check their **Common Illiff method of communication** on Sundays and Wednesdays for course updates and email daily for important announcements.


ELECTRONIC DEVICES (EDs): Non-course work communications should be kept at a minimum during sessions. EDs are encouraged to assist in facilitating discussions and lectures and for students with disability accommodations.


FOOD AND DRINK: This course will abide by the Illiff School of Theology’s rules on food and drink being allowed in course sessions.


ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY: Students with disabilities who need accommodations need to self-identify to the Iliff Advising Center, located in Skaggs Hall 125 or via email at In most cases, students will need to provide appropriate documentation of disability and/or information related to the student’s disability or functional limitations that substantiates requests for services. Students request accommodations by submitting the disability intake form.

Sep 17, 2018MonStatement on Spirituality in Relation to Sportsdue by 05:59AM
Sep 24, 2018MonWeek 2 Submissiondue by 05:59AM
Oct 01, 2018MonSocial Activism Reflectionsdue by 05:59AM
Oct 08, 2018MonMexico City Olympics Reflectionsdue by 05:59AM
Oct 15, 2018MonThe Ring of War Reflectionsdue by 05:59AM
Oct 20, 2018SatRoll Call Attendancedue by 10:45PM
Oct 22, 2018MonWeek 6 Reflectionsdue by 05:59AM
Oct 29, 2018MonWeek 7 Reflectionsdue by 05:59AM
Nov 05, 2018MonWeek 8 Reflectionsdue by 06:59AM
Nov 12, 2018MonWeek 9 Reflectionsdue by 06:59AM
Nov 17, 2018SatFinal Short Essay: Social Activismdue by 06:59AM