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Sport & Culture in Contemporary Italy
CEA Partner Institution: CEA Florence Center
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: History
Other Subject Area: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Instruction in: English
Course Code: HIS301FLR
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: 100 or 200 level course in either Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, History, or consent of Academic Director
Additional Fee: $95.00
Additional Fee Description:This course requires payment of an additional fee to cover active learning components that are above and beyond typical course costs, such as site visits, entrance fees and other expenses.
This course analyses the role of sport in contemporary Italian society and the relationship between sport and culture in Italy. A focus on the interrelationship of politics, media, and sport will create a wider understanding of social and political issues in Italy from nineteenth century unification, through the Fascist regime leading up to the Second World War, and the Republican era that continues today. Contemporary issues such as corruption and scandal in sport, nationalism and multiculturalism in Europe, gender, the business of sport, and its relationship to the media will be critically analyzed in the Italian context. You will be required to actively engage various aspects of sport in Florence throughout the course of the semester through case studies, onsite learning, and field research.