Football: More than a Game

Grant Jarvie, The University of Edinburgh

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Explore the world of football (soccer), the money, the rivalries, the trends, the past, the present, the men’s game, the woman’s game and the real issues. Whether you love it, hate it or try to ignore it – join us as we go behind the scenes to examine why football is more than just a game.

From street soccer to multi-million dollar transfers, from the men’s game to the women’s, from the global to the local, from the beaches of Brazil to the fight against poverty this online course looks beyond the pitch, to explore football’s role in society and possibly a community near you.

Is this course only for football experts and fans?

Not at all, everyone is welcome - anybody interested in football and its place in the world. We recommend a broad interest in football as a contemporary phenomenon - you will cover some of the top football clubs, grass-roots football projects, the FIFA World Cup, and the Homeless World Cup.

What resources will I need for this class?

All you need is internet access to join in the discussions and time to work through each week’s content.

Dates:
  • 3 May 2021
  • 11 January 2021
  • 20 April 2020
  • 20 January 2020
  • 14 January 2019
  • 6 November 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 5 September 2016
  • 11 July 2016
  • 25 January 2016
  • 22 June 2015
  • 20 October 2014
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  • Language: English Gb

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