Courses: Sport and Society (HISTH215A01)

Fall 2008

This course examines the evolution of sport in the Americas and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries from its amateur beginnings to its transformation into a lucrative business with a global scope in the late 20th century. The course is divided into three broad chronological sections: the 19th century, the 20th century through World War II, and the post-1945 era. In each of these segments we are concerned with the way of social changes affected the way sport was played, administered, experienced as a spectacle, and how it was treated as an important social institution.

Prerequisites: An introductory social science course.

Fulfills: SO I

Location

Haverford, Chase 104

Meeting Times

TTh 10:00-11:30