|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||General Education Courses in Humanities General Education Courses in Social Sciences|
|Course Name||American Sports History|
|Instructor||EATON WILLIAM JOSEPH|
Course outline (Subject to change):
September 26 - A Game for a Purpose: Basketball’s Invention and Early Development October 3 - Depression, War and Sport
October 24 - The Color Line and American Sport
December 5 - Challenges to America’s Game: Baseball Since the 1950s Essay due in class
December 12 - The Rise of the NBA
Method of Evaluation and important dates:
- Attendance and participation, occasional pop quizzes (‘perfect attendance’ 0 or 1 absences) – 10% ?
- Mid-term Exam November 7 – 30% ?
- Essay – 30% (4-6 pages, typed, double-spaced. Topic: “Significant aspect of an American sports figure”. Due December 5 in class. I will announce more details. Do not email your essay. Late essays (10% grade reduction per week – December 12, 10% reduction; December 19, 20% reduction) ?
- Final – January 9 – 30%
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