The aim of this course is to analise the part Great Britain had in the formation of modern sport, and to stress how this global phenomenon is crucial in the definition of both social and cultural identity of Great Britain.
Throughout the lessons, students will learn:
- to recognise the concept of modern sport, separating it from that of traditional game;
- to be acquainted with the cultural, financial, political and social elements of Victorian Britain;
- to identify in sport the expression of cultural peculiarities, being able to put the sporting event in the broader historic, social and politic context.
- to express well-informed and appropriate comments on those cultural peculiarities, estabilishing the proper links between the facts and the ideas that they express.