Courses: Sport and Society (HISTH215A01)
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
Haverford, Chase 104