Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCE200 - Baseball in American Culture


Explores the role that major league baseball, past and present, has played in changing certain aspects of American culture. A discussion of the history of baseball through the 19th and 20th centuries is followed by coverage of how baseball has created and reflected change in American society. Topics covered include race issues, lifestyles, gender roles, fashion, language, art, literature, film, and American business. The course is intended for novices and die-hard fans of baseball, and for the purpose of developing an understanding of the prominent role the "national pastime" has played in American culture. Prerequisites: MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Summer semester.