Minor in Sports, Society, and Technology

The Sports, Society, and Technology minor draws upon the interdisciplinary field of sports studies and is appealing to undergraduate students interested in the critical, holistic study of sport.

The minor includes coursework from such diverse areas as architecture, international studies, applied physiology, business law, economics, history, and sociology. Examples of topics covered in the minor include: the legal and economic impact of sports; the historical and contemporary relationships between technology, race, nationality, gender and sports; sports science, technology and performance; and public policy and global sports infrastructure. Since this curriculum focuses on the critical study of sports, it is particularly attractive for those interested in acquiring the breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills that numerous employers say they are seeking in college graduates. SST coursework also helps students become innovative leaders in our local and global communities. Therefore SST coursework is good preparation for graduate school, community service or a broad array of careers including those in the sports and health industries, education, government and law.


Requirements

  • Select five courses for a total of fifteen hours.
  • Approved courses include the following:
    • HTS 2015, History of Sports in America;
    • HTS 3022, Gender and Sports;
    • HTS 3073, Sociology of Sports;
    • HTS 3075, Foundations of Sports Studies;
    • HTS 3089, Science, Technology, and Sports;
    • APPH 2500, Survey of Sports Science;
    • INTA 3242, Soccer and Global Politics
    • ECON 4520, Sports Economics;*
    • ARCH 4803, Stadium Design and Technology; and
    • MSE 4803, Materials Science and Engineering of Sports. 
    *NOTE: ECON  2106 IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ECON 4520.
  • Three hours taken outside of the list of approved electives may be counted toward the minor, with approval of the School.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis; each course must be completed with a grade of C or better. 
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research.  Students may not use 6 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • To learn more about the rules and regulations governing minors, visit the Georgia Tech Catalog.
  • For more information on the Sports, Society, and Technology minor, email the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. You can also schedule an advising appointment using the online appointment scheduler.