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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 442 (IL) (CAMS 442) Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) An examination of the continuity of sport in ancient Greek and Roman societies.

KINES (CAMS) 442 Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome (3)

This course examines the continuity of sport in ancient Greek and Roman societies. It investigates the role of athletic festivals in both cultures as well as the value placed on physical activity as part of the educational process.

The objectives of the course are to enable students to gain an appreciation for the continuous involvement of the ancient Greeks in the areas of competitive athletics and gymnastics[Kinesiology] as an important part of their value system. Moreover, the course will provide a comparison of Greek and Roman attitudes of athletics and gymnastics.
Typical topics include athletics during the Minoan /Mycenaean  Bronze Age, Athenian and Spartan philosophies regarding education, the importance of spectator sports in Roman society and their link to politics.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CAMS 025, CAMS 033, CAMS 140, CAMS 150, CAMS 100, CAMS 101 orKINES 141

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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