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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Global History of Soccer


Soccer is without question the world?s most popular sport. Its impact reaches beyond entertainment to influence and reflect cultural values and identities, economic interests and power relationships between peoples and nation states. The course takes a historical approach by surveying important developments within the game and how they impacted people at the local, national and international level. Select case studies examine in detail the particular ways the sport has promoted and/or challenged significant global phenomena such as the expansion and resistance to imperialism and authoritarianism, the development of racial and national identities and gender relationships. (Gen.Ed. HS, DG)
Course Details

Summer 2023


Univ+ Class with Moodle
Jul 17, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023
Yuri Kieling Gama
Base Cost: $2,100 ($525/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: Jul 17, 2023
End date: Aug 25, 2023
Last day to add: Jul 21, 2023
Last day to drop: Jul 21, 2023
Last day to withdraw: Aug 09, 2023