HIS 302 - History of Sports in the US
Credit Hour(s): 3
This course charts the rise of sports and recreation in society and culture from informal folk games during the colonial era to multi-billion dollar industries in our present moment. We will pay particular attention to the connections between sports and imperialism, international politics, race, class, and gender. Through readings, films, and discussion, students will explore topics such as the rise and professionalization of “bloodsports,” racial segregation and integration, nationalism during the Cold War, the implementation of Title IX, and current controversies regarding protest, doping, stadium welfare, and mascots.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of “C” or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 with a grade of “C” or higher.
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