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U.S. Travel Courses


U.S. Sports Road Trip

HIST 379/592 Road Trip: Sports and American Memory (3)
Instructor: Steven Ramold, Ph.D.
Winter 2016

Take a road trip, visiting the halls of fame for five sports: football, baseball, basketball, boxing and hockey. Through a critical assessment of the imagery of various Halls of Fame, the course seeks to answer several questions. What is it about sports and sporting heroes that attracts American attention, even if major elements of the sport are mythologized? How does the idea of a sports hero change over time, especially considering the changing morals and values of American society? What does the popularity of a particular sport at a certain time in American history say about American culture in that period? How does the organization behind a certain sport want to portray the sport’s participants and/or project an image or legend about the activity that may or may not be true?

Tuition and fees and a program fee (TBA).

Program fee includes
  • Transportation for daily excursions and between cities by private, motor coach
  • Some meals
  • Venue admission for all required events.


  • EMU tuition and fees
  • Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Transportation charges resulting from deviation from printed itinerary.

This trip begins and ends at EMU. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from EMU.

If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid. 

Accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on double occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.

If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or jen.short@emich.edu.