Baseball and the American Experience - HON2391F

Baseball and the American Experience - HON2391F - SYLLABUS...

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SYLLABUS Texas State University-San Marcos Honors COURSE NUMBER: HON 2391 COURSE NAME: Baseball and the American Experience FACULTY: Oren Renick, J.D., M.P.H., M.A., FACHE Professor COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course is about baseball as culture and will introduce students to baseball’s place in American history and its role in contemporary society. Using baseball as a lens, students will gain insight into American life. The course will be presented through an in-depth survey of the history of baseball. COURSE OBJECTIVES : At the conclusion of the course, students should understand baseball as it relates to the following: 1. American culture and history; 2. egalitarian principles; 3. diversity as a core value; 4. team building and individual performance; 5. management and leadership principles and the potential impact on outcomes; 6. application of law and ethics; 7. tradition and change affecting perspectives on the past, present, and future; and 8. international developments and potential scenarios and consequences. TEXTBOOKS : REQUIRED: James, Bill (2003). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (1 st Ed.). New York: Free Press (division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.). Baseball and the American Experience Course Pack (2008) by Renick is also required for the course. RECOMMENDED: The professor will make recommendations periodically and may place books and other publications on reserve for student use. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Since test material is typically developed from class materials and discussions, students are expected to attend every class, be on time, and not excuse themselves from class when it is in session. Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and will typically adjourn at 10:35 a.m. Students leaving during class are not to return until the next class session.
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