HIST 483
Sport and Diplomacy Spring 2019
Division II Writing Skills
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Sport has emerged in recent years as a hot topic of study among diplomatic historians. Once considered a marginal topic, sport is now seen as a critical window into the world of international relations. Recent works address not only official state policies pertaining to international sport, but also issues of nationalism, imperialism, racial ideologies, transnational migration, public diplomacy, culture in foreign relations, and the role of sport governing bodies in the international system. In this tutorial, students will read key essays and monographs that contribute to this emerging literature, alongside state-of-the field essays that explore the methodological and thematic approaches that historians have used to grapple with the complex interactions between countries, peoples, and cultures that occur within the realm of sport.
The Class: Type: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3318
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: students will write and present orally six essays (5-7 pages each) on assigned readings each week; students not presenting an essay in a given week will produce a 2-page written critique
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: History majors and students with some prior course work in foreign relations and/or international history
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
HIST Group G Electives - Global History

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