Dec 01, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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HIST 2600 - Soccer and World History, 19th Century to the Present


This course explores world history since the nineteenth century through the lens of organized soccer (or football, as the rest of the world calls it). Beyond gaining an understanding of the sport’s history and technical aspects, students grasp how and why international soccer has reflected and has shaped such matters as politics, economy, identity, class, race, and gender. The course focuses on soccer’s transnationalism, with closest attention given to the Americas, Europe, and Africa and their historical connections.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe and explain the history of soccer/football by way of written work, examinations, and in-class discussion.
  • Students will be able to describe and explain, by way of written work, examinations, and in-class discussion, how and why the history of soccer/football relates to important themes and events in world history since the nineteenth century.
  • Students will be able to analyze and critique historical primary sources and secondary-source readings.
  • Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze assumptions and carefully evaluate the relevance of contexts when presenting an argument or arguments in their written work, on examinations, and during in-class discussion.
  • Students will be able to describe and explain multiple perspectives regarding the relationship between soccer/football and other cultural phenomena in different societies around the world.



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