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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

HIST 340: Basketball and the American Experience

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General Information

Credits: 3


Explores history of basketball in the United States since the late 1800s. Examines how basketball reflects and informs attitudes toward race, ethnicity, gender, and national identity. Possible topics include YMCA movement, Jews in basketball, racial segregation, growth of college basketball, international politics, evolution of black aesthetic, ABA-NBA merger, women's basketball, Magic Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry, Michael Jordan, and basketball's professionalization, commercialization, and globalization. Offered by History & Art History. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.