2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSOCS CSOCS 1160 FYS - Baseball and the American Experience

This first year seminar course uses the study of baseball as a national pastime in the United States to illustrate major themes in American social history. Through an examination and exploration of the game itself, media coverage, government interaction, teams, fans, major figures and movements within the game, students will achieve better understanding of themes and forces that have shaped modern America. Topics include labor history, demographics, immigration patterns, fan psychology, group dynamics racial integration, philosophy of sport, economics, social change, and media.