Fellow sports communicators —
You are officially a part of history! This is the first sports communication and society class ever offered at Piedmont College. Decades from now students will look back at you and think, “Those students were true pioneers!”
OK. Probably not. But it’s still cool that you’re the core class kicking off this new course (and for some of you, this new major).
I hope this semester will equip you with a new lens to view sports and mass communication. You’ll find that sports plays a huge role in our society, and was at the pinnacle of many American moments.
You’ll also appreciate the role media has played in in helping sports shape society.
Most importantly, I hope you’ll learn to critically think about the issues surrounding us, and understand how even little moments can make a huge impact.
Let’s get ready to make history!