HIS 211 - History of Sport in the United States
A survey of sport from its earliest Native American, African and European roots to the sport and games-oriented contemporary society. Professional, amateur and intercollegiate sports for men and women, and the Olympic Games movement are examined in detail.
Learning Attributes: WR
SUNY General Education: SUNY-AH - American History (SAMH)
MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Articulate the historical development of sports—professional and amateur—in American society from their earliest forms to the present.
2. Characterize the concept of sports as both a metaphor and a reflection of the American political-economic system: domestic and international.
3. Categorize the major socioeconomic categories—ethics, race, gender, class, and culture—and their relationships to American sports.
4. Examine various ethical, racial, gender, and cultural values in American sports and their impacts—domestic and international—upon the United States.
5. Appraise the relevance of major sports events and personalities within the context of U.S. history.
6. Assess the impacts of technology on American sports.
7. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.
Course Offered Fall and Spring