Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (3 cr)
P333 | 6444 | Staff
One 75 minute period two times per week
A study of the development of sport in America. Topics include: Sport and
Exercise: the Health and Happiness Movement in America, the evolution of
professional sport, television and professional sport, the history of
Athletics, history of the NCAA, athletic reform movements in collegiate
history of discrimination in sport, the rise of the
1. Help students to understand the major movements, issues, and cultural
developments that have influenced modern sport.
2. Identify factors that have impacted on the development of sport such as
politics, economics, urbanization, commercialization, discrimination, and
3. To develop an understanding of American sport and its relationship to
4. Identify major issues in contemporary sport and to understand their
Rader, Benjamin. American Sports, from the Age of Folk Games to the Age of
Televised Sports. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996.
Wiggins, David K. (Ed.) Sport in America: From Wicked Amusement to National
Obsession. Human Kinetics, 1995.
HANDOUTS: Lecture Outlines
GRADING PLAN: Three tests and one term paper.