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Semester 1

The People's Game: A Global History of Association Football, 1860-1939 (HIST10419)







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Visiting students must have completed at least 3 History courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum academic entry requirements does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year History courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any 3rd year History course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the History department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course will introduce students to the global history of association football (or "soccer") from 1860 to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.

Course Description

This course discusses the rapid growth of popularity of association football (or "soccer") following its codification in Britain during the 1860s. Adopting a comparative approach throughout, it will consider why association football became more firmly entrenched in some continents than others, and examines the paradox by which this initially transnational phenomenon facilitated the development of national identities.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 40%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 20%

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