This course will cover the following periods:
Unit 1: Sports and History
Unit 2: Sports and Identity/Society
Unit 3: Sports and Gender Roles
Unit 4: Sports and Cultural/Values
Unit 5: Sports and Heroes/Icons
Unit 6: Sports and Moments of Glory
The following novels will be read throughout this semester: Beartown, Brian’s Song, and Sacred Hoops. Additional texts will be read throughout the semester as well.