History of Sport, Games and Culture
Level 3: Online Exam Questions
Answer any TWO of the following three essay questions. Your answers should be typed in 12 point font, double spaced, with one inch margins, referenced in APA style, include page numbers, and submitted as a Word document via the Turn-it-in link on our course page on TITANium. You are expected to write a minimum of 2 pages for each answer. Be sure to use (and directly reference) the chapter readings we have covered in class as a foundation for your arguments.
The Rise of Global Sport
Although many people argue that sport is separate from politics, the history of sport tells a different tale. Using examples, explain how governments, states and politicians have used sport for political gain during the 20th Century.
Modern sport is now an international phenomenon, played and consumed by people all over the world. Explain how modern sport emerged in the nineteenth century, and how it spread to become the world’s foremost form of physical culture.
Although sport theoretically creates a “level playing field” between participants, it is clear that it also reproduces social issues of inequity, injustice, and exclusion. Using your historical knowledge, discuss some examples of how sport has not always been open, accessible, and welcoming to female athletes.