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FYS452

Football, Fútbol, Soccer: The Local Politics of a Global Game

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

452

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

J. Baughman

Course Long Title

Football, Fútbol, Soccer: The Local Politics of a Global Game

Description

Football, fútbol, Fuβball, calcio-soccer in the United States-is a global game, with more nations participating in the World Cup than belong to the United Nations. The sport attracts the wealthiest as club owners and is played by even the poorest with nothing more than a round ball and a flat space. It has been blamed for precipitating ugly violence and credited for ethnic reconciliation. This course explores the politics of soccer, with an emphasis on how multiple identities--nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender--are expressed through soccer in the United States and around the world.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W1

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors