American Baseball History

This course surveys and interprets the history of baseball in the United States. Major topics studied are “Origins of Sport”, “Professionalism and the National Pastime”, “Troubles of Big Business”, “Baseball and America from the Progressive Era through the 1920s”, “Baseball, the Great Depression, and World War II”, “Baseball and the African American Experience,” “Baseball and Post War America: 1950s-1960s,” and “Baseball and America in the 1970s and 1980s.” The course deals with both the role and significance of baseball in American society over the past 150 years and with the history of the game itself.

Credits: 0.5 (per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 1 semester/9-18 weeks
State Course Number: 156690
Credit Acquisition
NCAA Approved