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This course uses sport as a way of trying to understand the historical past as well as viewing it as an active agent in producing historical change. The main chronological focus is on the development of modern sports from the nineteenth century onwards. Geographically, the focus is on western Europe, but there is also detailed consideration of the British Empire, the United States and other areas. Issues addressed include social class, 'race', gender, violence, senses of identity and governmental policies. A comparative and interdisciplinary approach is encouraged.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Seminar Participation (10%), 1 x Primary Source Exercise (10%), 1 x 2,500-word Essay (30%), and 1 x 3-hour exam (50%).
Primary source exercises are completed by students and formative assessment is offered by the course co-ordinator.