First Year Seminar

100  – Sports, Culture, and Geography (3 credit hours)

This FYS examines the interconnectedness of sports, culture, and geography, and the influence each has on one another. It is not necessary to be an athlete or sports fan to enjoy this course, as we will explore the historical and contemporary cultural events and trends that have resulted in both professional and amateur sports becoming a major cultural and economic force in both the United States and abroad. There will be a worldwide focus, as the geography and culture of North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Oceania will be covered through such sports as soccer, baseball, basketball, American football, auto racing, cycling, boxing, track, hockey, cricket, and rugby. Students will develop and defend arguments on different topics in both oral and written form.

First Session Course:

  • 52059 – 9:25AM-10:40PM – TRIB A206, Friedman

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