ESS 210: Sport History

Credits 4
Liberal Education Core
This course will examine the history of sports in the United States and the world from the colonial period to the present. During the semester, you will learn how various types of sports emerged, how views and functions of sports changed over time and how the world of sports often transcends athletic competition. Throughout the course you will be asked to consider how sports has mirrored and sometimes shaped issues around race, ethnicity, gender, class, amateurism, professionalism and politics.