History Online Courses

Welcome to HST 324: History of Sports.hst324_17  Taught by Dr. David Bailey,  this course takes a fresh and innovative look at the history of American sport. Created by an award-winning faculty member, the class places the voices of athletes at the center of the story of how American culture developed its special and intense relationship with sports. Starting with the nineteenth century development urbanized athletics, continuing with the ways in which religion helped shape the ideas of what an athlete should be, the course then considers how the media, how race, how gender and how economics made the world of sports we see today. Students will have the opportunity to read a wide range of primary documents, examine classic videos about athletes, read oral histories and even begin a bit of research themselves.

One of the most interesting features of the course is that you will conduct an interview as your term project.  Here is a link to the the term project assignment.

Video IntroductionVideo Introduction

In the following brief video, Dr. David Bailey introduces you to the HST 324 History of Sports.

Getting StartedGetting Started

Getting started is easy.  Go to Section 1 and begin reading.  Of course, before you begin you should do several things: View the course introduction video. Read the course Policies carefully. Review the Schedule and enter important dates into your…

Online SuccessOnline Success

Online Success Online courses can be very helpful because they allow you to fit in needed credits and requirements, they give you a flexible schedule that can fit in around your busy life, and they offer you an alternative way…

Getting HelpGetting Help

If you have any questions or problems with the content of the course, be sure to contact your instructor. Full contact information and office hours can be found on the Contact Page. If you have any technical problems or questions, you can…