Contemporary sports are more than just a pastime. They are a billion-dollar industry, an art, an international obsession, and a window into human culture and the world today. Why do people love (and sometimes hate) sports? How can exploring major events like the FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics help us better understand politics, culture, and the society we live in? If you wish to learn more about sport in all its many forms, this is a course for you.