GRMN 2402 - Sports and Athleticism in German and Global Culture Course uri icon



  • Examines development of sports and athleticism from ancient Greek and Roman games and spectacles to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to the role of sports in courtly societies, to the emergence of popular sports in 19th century Germany and Europe, and to the globalization of sports in the 20th century. Topics include the history of Olympic Games, cultural differences as differences in sports (Football vs. soccer, baseball vs. cricket), as well as alternative and niche sports. Taught in English. Formerly offered as a special topics course.