FYS-153 History of Modern Sports and Leisure

Instructor: Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities and Professor William D. Bowman
Department: History

Course Description:
This course will explore some of the most significant themes in recent European and American history. By looking at sources such as newspaper articles, movies, oral histories, and monograph studies of prominent athletes, sports, and leisure activities, students will trace major developments such as shifting gender and race relations, the forging of national identities, and the growth and influence of consumer and urban economics in the last two centuries.