85394 - Sport History and Culture

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student knows the main lines of historical development of sport and culture produced, by the sport in different ages and social contexts.

Course contents

The course will focus on the origin and the development of modern sport in Europe. A special attention will be dedicated on its cultural, social and political implications and to its process of internationalisation (Ioc, international federations and mega-events).


The professor will provide in class the reading material

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and seminar discussions

Assessment methods

Although class participation will be taken into account, as final assesment it will be required a paper related to a topic discussed in class in agreement with the professor.

Office hours

See the website of Nicola Sbetti