Canadian University to offer degree on Cristiano Ronaldo

The University of British Columbia Okanagan is due to start up a sociology degree which will focus on the effects of Ronaldo’s fame on society and its cultural impact. (Photo courtesy: EPA)

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to become a new university subject in Canada, the UK’s Daily Mail reported Thursday.

The University of British Columbia Okanagan is due to start up a sociology degree which will focus on the effects of Ronaldo’s fame on society and its cultural impact.

The four-year-degree will not be based around Ronaldo’s step overs or his powerful free kicks, the daily reported.

Speaking about the new degree, Luis Aguiar, a sociology professor at the University, said “Ronaldo is the center and every discussion, class meeting revolves around Ronaldo initially. And then we explore, we broaden out to larger themes.”

“So it starts with Ronaldo but Ronaldo is almost like a springboard to talk about larger issues that are much more sociologically significant than just a biography of Ronaldo,” Aguiar added.

The professor also said that he did not know if the football player was aware of the course but that he was welcome to participate to the lectures.

“I don’t know if Ronaldo knows about the course,” Aguiar said.

“I haven’t heard from Ronaldo, I haven't heard from his entourage,” he said.

“I would love to hear from either one, and I would love to have Ronaldo maybe Skyping into the class,” he added.
 

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