AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 009 History of College Athletics
Term: FA 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
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 (LEC)
 
37837
Open
8
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
002 (DIS)
P
44641
Open
2
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
003 (DIS)
P
37839
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
004 (DIS)
P
37841
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
005 (DIS)
P
37843
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
006 (DIS)
P
37845
Open
2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-007). Meets with HISTORY 230.001.
007 (DIS)
P
37847
Open
0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230.007.
008 (REC)
P
37849
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (LEC)
 
46409
Closed
0
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
46410
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
46411
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
46412
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
46413
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
014 (DIS)
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46415
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
015 (DIS)
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46416
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
016 (REC)
P
48455
Open
7
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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