CLCIV 371 - Sport in the Ancient Greek World
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

‘Sport in society’ has become a catch-all phrase that embodies everything from the definitions for success and identity, acquisition of fame and fortune, and embellishment of power and prestige. But how would the Ancients have related to such a collage of forces? What say the gladiators of Rome as spectators at a Super Bowl; the wrestlers of Greece as flag bearers at the London Summer Olympics? Would the role of today’s athlete, their celebrity attraction and societal influence, be foreign to the athletes and sport performers of the Classical Age? Comparisons? Lessons? Conclusions?

From the history of sport in the classical era, can we draw informative comparisons and essential lessons that help us comprehend the power, the danger, and the absurdity of the world’s number one entertainment industries, intercollegiate and professional sport?

What do we need to know about the questions, themes and concepts listed below? Our personal values, our sense of society, our definitions of success, good and evil, and self-worth are all tied, inextricably, to our obsession with all things ‘athletic’, from competitions to competitors, from teams and championships, to affiliations with schools, cities and states. Apply these questions to your concepts of sport and you may reveal much about yourself. Apply the questions to the history of sport, and you may learn much about the power of athletics in our society today.

  • Identifying and recruiting the “right person” for development of the superior individual as a team member and sport champion
  • The rigors and pressures that influence athlete performance
  • Understanding women in sport and the power of athletic competition for all
  • The Olympic ideal and the Olympic reality- Years in the Making, Seconds in the Moment
  • The role of mental and physical discipline in preparation for sport
  • Coaching as teaching; teaching as coaching
  • The role of tradition and history in the preparation and motivation of teams
  • The athlete’s decision—when to let go of their sport; understanding the end of a journey
  • The value of historical perspectives and finding ‘winning combinations’
  • How to find, how to inspire, and how to cultivate motivation
  • What facilities mean to the successful athlete and/or championship team—athletic success from the ground up and the athlete’s training and competition environment
  • Harnessing the athlete’s competitive spirit and drive for success
  • Managing external forces, distractions, and pressures for athletes, teams, and competitions
  • The power of sport—who is doing the driving—money, fame, status, and power
  • Administration of sport—the organization, rules, and resources to build and maintain a team and an industry

Intended Audience:

Open to all undergraduates.

Class Format:

Two one hour lectures per week and two one hour discussions.

 

Schedule

CLCIV 371 - Sport in the Ancient Greek World
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33281
Open
72
 
-
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
33282
Closed
0
 
-
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
33283
Open
13
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
33284
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
33285
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
33286
Closed
0
 
-
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
33290
Open
6
 
-
WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
33291
Open
9
 
-
WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
33292
Open
12
 
-
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
33293
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
33294
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
33295
Open
8
 
-
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
33296
Open
20
 
-
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for CLCIV 371.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for CLCIV 371. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)