Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 190 - History of Sport in America


f organized sport; America at the Olympics; increased involvement in sports by women and minorities-mid-1900s; post-World War II sports, domestic and global; business involvement in sports-1960s; collegiate versus professional athletes from the 1970s to the present; the state of American sport today. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Formerly HS 118.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify various sports played in America from the colonial period to the present
  • Briefly trace the origins of the ancient Olympics and then concentrate upon their revival in the late 1800s and follow their progress to the present with emphasis on American involvement
  • Explain and document the growing influence of the media, particularly TV, upon sports following World War II
  • Grasp the importance of the sports that evolved within the United States versus those ‘imported’ into the country from other nations
  • Ascertain the importance and greater involvement in sports by women and minorities during the late 1800s, l900s, and into the 21st century
  • Describe the origins of sports, organized and unorganized, in America and their evolution to today as well as the differences between professional and collegiate sports, then and now

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