Living-Learning Center | Pastimes of Times Past
L225 | 1028 | Jay Vanderveen
No longer are sports seen simply as leisure pursuits, but rather the
games and the players involved are intertwined in the social fabric
of most cultures. Forms of play are universal and conspicuous human
behavior, and may be examined through the archaeological record.
Part of this course will focus on the methods of discerning the
actions of athletes in the past, but the true focus is on using that
evidence to consider the greater cultural context in which games
exist. We will seek to apply the science of archaeology to learn how
the games people played in the past affect society.
(Social and Historical Studies distribution credit)
Collins Living Learning Center courses are open to all students.