Dec 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPM 210 - History and Politics of Sports


Beginning with analysis of the role of the ancient Olympic Games, the role of gladiatorial games and other athletic competitions in ancient Rome, this course offers an historical survey as well as the contemporary politics of sports in their broader social, political, and economic contexts.  The role of medieval jousting, athletic rites of manhood, and athletic events as class delineators (from medieval jousting to cricket, boxing, and yachting) will be analyzed.  In the modern era, the development of sports as exhibitions of nationalism and imperialism, as well as the development of the modern leisure sports and fitness movement will be considered.

Credits: 3



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