HIST 0267 - Sports in World History

Credits: 3

This course explores the origin and development of organized sport from antiquity to the present. Organized sport is one of the most important inventions of human civilizations. How people compete tells us a lot about what they believe about themselves and about the meaning of human existence. People play as they live and live as they play. We examine case studies from Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, and modern America and conclude with modern, global soccer.

Prerequisites: Minimum Sophomore standing required.

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