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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3310 - Sports and the Making of the Americas (3)

When Offered: Spring
This course examines major themes in sport history, with a particular transnational focus on North and South America. It focuses on how sports shaped various constructions of identity and how they are themselves products of local cultures and time periods. Students use a variety of media and resources to examine the intersection of sports and politics, international relations, and social changes. They also assess the extent to which sports shaped - and were shaped by - other forms of mass culture. This course thus allows participants to draw from local, regional, national, and hemispheric examples in sport history to support their own research-driven conclusions on a variety of topics.