Sports and American History (IHHIST-399)
An examination of sports in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The course will look at sports as part of the social and cultural history of the United States. Among the topics to be discussed are changing attitudes toward the human body and fitness, the ways in which sports reflect a society's power structures and core beliefs, the opportunities afforded by sports for marginalized groups to promote change, the commercialization of sports, and the experiences of athletes, spectators, and managers.
Faculty: Graham D Warder
Start/End Date: May 19, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Instructional Method: Blended - Partially On-Line