History of Sports in America

KNLS 260

Presents an overview of the development of amateur and professional athletics from the 17th century through to the 21st century and what they have become today. Students explore how sports reflected ideas about race, ethnicity, gender, class, amateurism and professionalism, international politics, and how laws and policies have evolved. Topics include the growth of specific sports from invention to today and the change in the role of the athlete from player to vehicle for social change. Course offered once a year (fall or spring). Same As: SPMT 260. Credit can be earned for one course only.

  • Prerequisite(s) : KNLS 120 or permission of the Program Coordinator
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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