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Old 07-27-07, 04:34 PM   #1
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Holy crap! Must change schedule now!

I was just looking through the registration trying to see what classes are still available and i came across this gem:

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History courses are ALSO found under the department numbers 16A, 16E, and 16W.
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Subtitle: Baseball, Nationalism and Globalization in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Over the past one hundred and fifty years, the sport of baseball has evolved from a simple game played in schoolyards to a global sport which has often mirrored the ambitions, triumphs, tragedies and tribulations of entire nations. This course will be a historical comparison of the impact that the sport has had in more "traditional" baseball powers such as the United States, Cuba and Japan, as well as emerging countries in the baseball community from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. The first part of the course will examine the role that baseball played in the late 19th century as a new national consciousness emerged in each of these areas. We will look at how baseball promoted nationalistic agendas by encouraging certain ethical, moral, and economic behaviors. The second part of the class will examine the role that each of these areas play in the global baseball community and how this community exposes both the triumphs and tragedies of globalization. Topics covered in this course may include imperialism, the globalization of culture, Americanization, global economics including the role of national and international corporations, monopolies, diplomacy, national and international labor rights and exploitation, and race and class relations. This course will be both reading and writing intensive and will require critical analysis of primary documents (including published autobiography and oral histories), film segments, and secondary sources. The instructor is Robert Starkins.
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This could be either the coolest course of all time or a way to truly ruin one of my favorite things: the history of baseball.
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This could be either the coolest course of all time or a way to truly ruin one of my favorite things: the history of baseball.
Indeed. It's at 8:30 three day's a week. That may be why its still open
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Good lord that sounds like one BA class!!!
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