KINE2800: Sport History

Class Program
Credits 2

A survey of the American sport history timeline following the introduction of sport to its present-day standings. An emphasis will be placed on how the world influence of sport is intertwined with American sport, and an analysis of American preconceptions about sport compared to a world view as well as how sport transcends cultural boundaries. The course will investigate how sport reflects issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, international politics and how those issues are reflected by the Modern Olympic games’ movement and the larger concept of Olympism as an agent of social change. Fulfills a General Education Cultural Competency (CC) requirement.