Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

COLL 112 - BASKETBALL HISTORY

Long Title: BASKETBALL HISTORY: A THOROUGH LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE GAME ALONG WITH ITS IMPACTS (JONES)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Basketball is a game that only requires a ball and a basket. Since its inception in 1891, the simple nature of the game has captivated millions of people, boys and girls, blacks and whites, Christians and Muslims. It has been integrated into the cultures of countries across the globe. The game itself has changed, including rules, strategies, and styles of play. More importantly, the game has changed the society, leaving its imprints on civil rights movement, feminism, pop culture, and, of course, our lifestyle. In this course, students will learn the history of the game as well as the impacts extending beyond just basketball as we march through the different eras from 1891 all the way up to now. We will look at different professional leagues, such as National Basketball Association, American Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, and international events, such as the Olympics, and even youth basketball. Students will be given reading materials, documentaries to enhance understanding of what is taught in class and will be graded on participation in discussions, short presentations, and short essays. There is no exam. By the end of the course, students should have holistic view of how has basketball impacted the society throughout the history of the game? This class should equip students with the skills to critically think about the game in relation to society.