• SPORTS AND WESTERN SOCIETY (Not offered 2020-2021)

    11th - 12th Grade
    Credit - 1/2
    Semester 1 or 2

    This semester elective will examine the history of sports in Europe and the United States and will demonstrate the ways in which games reflect various aspects of Western society. For this course, sports will provide a vehicle for the evaluation of social issues, economic trends, and historical concepts. Students will study ancient athletic rituals, the development of modern sports during the middle age and industrial revolution, and the role of amateur and professional sports throughout the 20th century. In addition to the historical evolution of sports, this class will focus on the way in which Western sports represent the values and attitudes of American culture. Themes of race, gender and politics will be highlighted in this evaluation of recent historical events and the growing popularity of "Sports in Western Society." (This course does not qualify for NCAA eligibility.)
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