Kinesiology and Nutritional Science Cal. State LA Cal. State LA Kinesiology and Nutritional Science College of HHS
KIN 375 -- Individual/Team Project: Fall, 2003
Historical Analysis of Physical Activity (4.0 cr)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Daniel Frankl, Associate Professor, Kinesiology
  • Project -- date due: 10:50 a.m., Thursday, November 27, 2003
  • Extra credit (book review) date due: 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Team project (or individual project)
As a basic guide, the project should be 4 - 6 typed, double-spaced pages (APA style), and should contain a title page, a table of contents (introduction, description of institution, location, name etc..., discussion, conclusions) and references (on a separate page). Utilizing the interview, library, and Web search methods, find as much chronological data regarding the elementary, high school, or junior college you attended, and write a historical account of your selected institution's physical education and varsity program (Provide answers to questions such as, but not limited to: When was the school established? How did the student population change over time (in case it did), and how is this change related to past and future of this institution? How did it get its name? How was/is title IX implemented in varsity programs? Were there, or are there still inequalities between the men's and the women's programs? How do current and former students and faculty feel about PE, varsity athletics and title IX, and academics...? Compare past and present student body and student athletes graduation and academic performance statistics (if available). Mention personalities, such as, PE teachers, coaches, principals, teachers, distinguihed alumni etc...You may use information provided by your school district or school historian, but make sure to add to it and expand on it. Retired teachers may know more and may also be able to provide you with an invaluable primary source of important insights). Feel free to visit my office (PE 231) and review any of the many good sample papers prepared by former PE 260 students).

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Book review & report

(Chose any one book from the list below or bring in your personal selection for instructor's approval)

  • Andre, J., & David, N. J. (Eds.) (1991). Rethinking college athletics. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.
  • Baldwin, D. (1996). Track and field record holders: Profiles of the men and women who set world, Olympic, and American marks, 1946 through 1995. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.
  • Campbell, K. (1980). Body and mind. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame.
  • Cashmore, E. (1982). Black sportsmen. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • Danielson, M. N. (1997). Home team: Professional sports and the American metropolis. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Drummond, S., & Rathburn, E. (Eds.). (1996). Grace & Glory: A century of women in the Olympics. Washington, DC: Multi-Media Partners.
  • Durso, J. (1995). Diamaggio: The last American knight. Boston, MA: Little Brown.
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  • Edwards, H. (1970). The revolt of the Black athlete. New York, NY: Macmillian.
  • Guttman, A. (1988). A whole new ball game: An interpretation of American sports. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina.
  • Guttman, A. (1996). The erotic in sports. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
  • Heisler, M. (1996). They shoot coaches, don't they?: UCLA and the NCAA since John Wooden. New York, NY: Macmillan USA.
  • Hoberman, J. (1997). Darwin's athletes: How sport has damaged Black America and preserved the myth of race. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Johnson, A. J. (1996). Great women in sport. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press.
  • Kruger, A., & Riordan, J. (Eds.). (1996). The story of worker sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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  • Kyle, D. G., & Stark, G. D. (Eds.) (1990). Essays on sport history and sport mythology. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.
  • Levine, P. (1989). American sport: A documentary history. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Lovett, C. (1997). Olympic Marathon: A centennial history of the games' most storied race. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Mandell, R. D. (1986). Sport: A cultural history. Irvington, NY: Columbia University.
  • Massengale, J. D., &Swanson, A. (Eds.). (1997). The history of exercise and sport science. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Metheny, E. (1968). Movement and meaning. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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  • Peterson, R. W. (1997). Pigskin: The early years of pro football. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.FONT>
  • Pieroth, D. H. (1996). Their day in the sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
  • Pope, S. W. (1997). Patriotic games: Sporting traditions in the American imaginaton, 1876-1926. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Plowden, M. W. (1996). Olympic Black women. Gretna, LA: Pelican.
  • Rapoport, R. (Ed.). (1994). A kind of grace: A treasury of sportswriting by women. Berkeley, CA: Zenobia Press.
  • Ribowski, M. (1996). The power and the darkness: The life of Josh Gibson in the Shadows of the game. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
  • Robinson, R. (1996). Jackie Robinson: An intimate portrait. New York, NY: Abrams

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  • Robinson, S. (1996). Stealing home: An intimate family portrait by the daughter of Jackie Robinson. New York, NY: Harper Collins
  • Rudman, D. (Ed.) (1980). Take it to the hoop. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic.
  • Salter, D. F. (1996). Crashing the old boys' network: The tragedies and triumphs of girls and women in sports. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Struna, N. L. (1996). People of prowess: Sport, leisure, and labor in early Anglo-America. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
  • Tatz, C. M. (1996). Obstacle race: Aborigines in sport. Sydney, NSW, Australia: UNSW Press.
  • Tricard, L. M. (1996). American women's track and field: A history, 1895 through 1980. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Tygiel, J. (1997). Baseball's great experiment: Jackie Robinson and his legacy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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  • Waddel, T. (1996). Gay Olympian: The life and death of Dr. Tom Waddell. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Young, D. C. (1996). The modern Olympics: A struggle for revival. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Star gif Examinations:
There will be two examinations. One will be in the middle of the Quarter covering the first half of the Quarter and the other will be during finals week covering mostly the second half of the Quarter. Be prepared for unannounced quizzes starting from week two of the Quarter. There will be no provisions (other than the extra credit deal) for make ups of missed quizzes.

Team or individual project due date: 10:50 a.m., Monday, October 29, 2001

FINAL TEST: December 03, 2001, 10:45 - 1:15 p.m. room: PE 117
* Please consult instructor for additional sources.

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