Summer Courses 2012





Sport in America after 1900

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
HISTORY (HIST)
Course Number: 
HIST 204 920
Schedule: 
Monday 6:00pm-9:10pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:00pm-9:10pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

LANCTOT, NEIL J.

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Pre-College Program
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course will trace major developments in American sports history since 1900. A number of topics will be discussed including the professionalization of sports and the transformation from amateur game to big business, industrial sport, race and the evolving position of African American athletes, mass media’s effect on sports, the shifting role of women in sports, and the “Golden Age” of sports in the 1920s and the creation of athletic celebrities.  Knowledge of current sports is not a prerequisite for this course. Requirements will include active participation in the seminar, a short response paper, and a longer research paper.

Syllabus: 

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