HIS318 Sports in American History
This course traces the history of sports in America culture and society from the informal folk games to the colonial period to the multibillion entertainment industry of today. It will explore the ways in which sports has both shaped and been shaped by larger historical forces such as industrialization, urbanization, commercialization, and globalization. Throughout, it will focus on how sports have intersected with politics as well as issues of race and ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality.
Credit Hours: 3