Sports and American Culture   [Archived Catalog]

HIS 340 - Sports and American Culture

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): HIS 211  - HIS 212 .
An exploration of the economic developments, political movements, labor management changes, developments in race relations, and changes in gender roles that have made sports in our country both distinctively American and recognizably imported. The course will emphasize the ways in which history and culture have shaped how Americans play and watch sports, and will focus on lessons from the interactions between sport and society.