University of Colorado Boulder
American History Through Baseball Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

American History Through Baseball Specialization

Learn About American History and Baseball History. Follow the course of American History and Baseball History side-by-side.

Taught in English

Tom Zeiler

Instructor: Tom Zeiler

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Gain a broad sense of historical change, politics, economy, society and culture, and persistent and recurring challenges.

  • Discover some examples of how those changes played out in American history — the people and places involved and their impact.

  • Develop your ability to think historically — examine the past on its own terms, consider context and change, and analyze historical arguments.

  • Apply historical skills to the contemporary world, grapple with questions that matter to you, and learn about baseball.

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Specialization - 4 course series

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4.5

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Beginner level

Recommended experience

1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 4 course series

Moneyball and Globalization

Course 19 hours

What you'll learn

  • Describe how money shapes baseball.

  • Understand how baseball connects to the international arena.

  • Reflect on history's influence on the business of baseball.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Sports
Category: Culture
Category: America
Category: Baseball
Category: US History

Race, Gender, and Culture

Course 29 hours

What you'll learn

  • Understand how baseball illuminates the history of race relations.

  • Analyze the challenges faced by women in sports and America.

  • Illuminate how baseball reflects on American culture.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Sports
Category: Culture
Category: America
Category: Baseball
Category: US History

Baseball and Americanism

Course 39 hours

What you'll learn

  • Gauge the role of nationalism in American history.

  • Survey institutions, such as the U.S. presidency, in shaping baseball.

  • Investigate how American identity is tied to baseball.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Sports
Category: Culture
Category: America
Category: Baseball
Category: US History

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of war and crises on baseball.

  • Reflect on how moneyball changed the game and America.

  • Describe how contemporary trends, issues and movements tie back to more distant history.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Sports
Category: Culture
Category: America
Category: Baseball
Category: US History

Instructor

Tom Zeiler
University of Colorado Boulder
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