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GLBL 296 AA - Global St Foundation Seminar - Global Major League Baseball

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examination of current controversies and larger ethical issues in today's global society. Topics could include: immigration, global environmental debates, and population issues. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 3 hours if topics vary.

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Baseball has evolved into an international phenomenon, with professional leagues emerging in all the world-s major continents. Major League Baseball (MLB) has made strong attempts to enter markets in every continent. This seminar will examine the past and current socioeconomic implications of Major League Baseball (MLB) and other professional leagues and their role in globalization. The analysis begins in 1869, after the Civil War, with the formation of what is now the National League and concludes with contemporary issues in baseball. This course will examine how baseball traveled to different regions of the world, and although different regions have added their own unique cultural variations, it still remains, fundamentally the same sport. We will examine the role colonialism played in baseball-s global journey and why some places embraced this sport more than others. Course will be offered via Zoom and Moodle.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Spring


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