HI 299X Sports History

HI 299X: Sports History (Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Winter 2016)

This major survey course examined themes in the development of organized sport in the modern world (1840–1990), with a specific focus on Canada, the United States and Europe. Informed by a selection of historical readings, oral histories, primary documents, and historical film, topics examined how sport has contributed to local, regional, and national identities. Course themes included Indigenous sport history, gender, health, class, race, identity formation, and nation building.