SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 002 Sport in Russia
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Meets 03/09/10 – 04/13/10. Drop/add deadline 03/15/10.
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In the last fifty years Russian sport has risen to world domination, especially in the Olympic Games, where Soviet athletes were preeminent in so many areas, then fallen into apparently terminal decline, and after that risen again: two year ago Russia hosted the Champions League final, soccer’s biggest club match; Russia will host the 2014 Olympic Games, and aspires to host a Formula One Grand Prix; Russian teams and Russian individual athletes are again at or near the top of many sports.

What made Soviet sport so successful internationally; what did this have to do with the sports and games pursued by ordinary people in the Soviet Union; how did people look at the sporting success of the USSR; what caused the decline, what has propelled the revival; what are the favored recreational sports of Russians today; what is the role of spectator sports in modern Russian society?

This course will try to answer those questions by looking at diverse materials and some scholarship. Requirements: attendance at lectures; weekly one-page responses; short final paper.

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This Mini-Course meets every Wednesday, starting January 20 through March 10.
002 (LEC)
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This Mini-Course takes place every Tuesday, March 9 through April 20.
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