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HIST 342: History of the Olympics and the United States

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Credits: 3


Traces history of American participation in the Olympics from 1896 to the present. Topics may include American leadership in the Olympic Movement, the historical legacy of American Olympic host cities, American Imperialism, Nazism, issues of race, gender and ethnicity in the Olympics, the Cold War and Olympic boycotts, and commercialization of sport. Offered by History & Art History. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.