AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 002 History of College Athletics
Term: WN 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

We've become so accustomed to watching nationally televised football and basketball games played before packed stadiums on college campuses, we rarely stop to wonder how this institution ever came into being. No other nation, not even Canada, takes college sports seriously. Why do we?

This course will develop the central theme that the marriage between university academics and athletics was not inevitable, but has thrived due to the efforts of a few fascinating personalities — three of the most important of whom served as athletic directors at the University of Michigan — at a few crucial junctures. We will also explore how African-Americans and women changed the sports landscape forever, and vice versa. College athletics today is more than a multi-billion dollar industry; it is a quintessential part of American culture.

This course should be innately interesting to many students, but students should know the reading list is extensive, the assignments substantial, and the expectations of attendance, punctuality and professional conduct very high.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
27071
Open
19
5Fr or So
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with ENGLISH 280.001
002 (LEC)
 
25307
Open
2
 
-
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230.002. Students will be auto-enrolled in section 002 when they elect a discussion section (sections 003-008).
003 (DIS)
P
25308
Closed
0
2Fr or So
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
004 (DIS)
P
25309
Closed
0
4Fr or So
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
005 (DIS)
P
25310
Closed
0
5Fr or So
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
006 (DIS)
P
25314
Open
0
3Fr or So
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
007 (DIS)
P
25315
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
008 (DIS)
P
25316
Closed
0
1Fr or So
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
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