Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (3 cr)
P333 | 6226 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One 75 minute period two times per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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
Intercollegiate
Athletics, history of the NCAA, athletic reform movements in collegiate
sport,
history of discrimmination in sport, the rise of the

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
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
ideology.
3.  To develop an understanding of American sport and its relationship to
American
society.
4.  Identify major issues in contemporary sport and to understand their
historical
development.

TEXT BOOKS:
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.