Summer Courses





Sport in America after 1900

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
HISTORY (HIST)
Course Number: 
HIST 455 920
Schedule: 
Monday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

LANCTOT, NEIL J.

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This course will trace major developments in American sports history since 1900. A number of topics will be discussed including the following: the professionalization of sports and the transformation from amateur game to big business; industrial sports, race, and the evolving position of African American athletes; mass media’s effect on sports; the shifting role of women in sports; 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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