HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
Section: 004 Sport and the American University
Term: FA 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme, FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will analyze the major debates and developments that have emerged in collegiate athletics through an historical context. Topics under study will include battles over gender and racial exclusion/inclusion, the efficacy of amateurism and the role of the student-athlete, the push to improve player safety and well-being, the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and the rampant increase in sexual abuse involving athletes and officials across the collegiate landscape. We also engage controversial themes such the sex scandal involving Pennsylvania State University as well as the unprecedented decision to allow Northwestern University student-athletes to unionize. In all these instances, we will bestow a particular emphasis to the class, gender, and racial implications that help to contextualize these themes. Students will read both primary and secondary sources, and we will supplement our readings with documentaries that provide a visual representation of the topics under consideration. Given that the goal of this seminar is to train first-year students for the rigors of academic writing, our primary focus will be on preparing a thesis that will address one of the topics we analyze during the academic term.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

First-year students

Class Format:

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HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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23636
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Wolv. Access
3Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
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22417
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Wolv. Access
4Y1
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
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23835
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2Y1
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
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31486
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12Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
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33249
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Wolv. Access
4Enrollment Management
2Y1
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
007 (SEM)
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33368
Open
2
2Y1
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
008 (SEM)
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33542
Open
2
6Enrollment Management
2Y1
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (SEM)
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33543
Open
2
6Enrollment Management
2Y1
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
010 (SEM)
P
34206
Open
Wolv. Access
4Y1
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780252035876
Pay for play : a history of big-time college athletic reform, Author: Ronald A. Smith., Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2011
Required
ISBN: 9781421411958
The athletic trap : how college sports corrupted the academy, Author: Howard L. Nixon II. 2014
Required
ISBN: 0805038647
Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education, Author: Murray Sperber., Publisher: H. Holt 1st ed. 2000
Required
ISBN: 1107004349
Big-time sports in American universities, Author: Clotfelter, Charles T., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2011
Required
ISBN: 1476706433
Fourth and long : the fight for the soul of college football, Author: Bacon, John U., 1964-
Required
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