HIST 2424 – Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

This course examines the history of sports in Latin America. It considers traditional pastimes, such as horseracing and bullfighting, but concentrates on the history of modern team sports in the region. It is particularly concerned with the reasons Latin Americans adopted foreign sports like soccer and baseball; how they made these sports their own; how sports reflect and affect the region's race, class, and gender relations; and how sports interface with local economies and politics. Prerequisite: Any Transylvania history course.(Non-Western Field) III A; IV