Undergraduate Course: The People's Game: A Global History of Association Football, 1860-1939 (HIST10419)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|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.
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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Administrator to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 504030).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have 3 History courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Enrolments for this course are managed by the CAHSS Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department. All enquiries to enrol must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
5,000 word Coursework Essay (80%)
Discussion forum (20%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their written coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment. The Course Organiser will also provide written feedback on the practical-based assessment as well as providing comment during the seminars.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
- demonstrate their skills in group discussion;
- demonstrate their written skills, their analytical and theoretical skills in coursework;
- demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|Peter J. Beck, Scoring for Britain: International Football and International Politics, 1900-1939 (1999)|
Paul Dimeo and James Mills, Soccer in South Asia. Empire, Nation and Diaspora (2004)
Richard Elliott, John Harris (eds.), Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players (2007)
David Goldblatt, The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football (2007)
Adrian Harvey, Football: the First Hundred Years - the Untold Story (2005)
Tony Mason, Association Football and English Society, 1863-1915 (1980)
Andrei Markovits and Steven L. Hellerman, Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism (2001)
Simon Martin, Football and Fascism: The National Game under Mussolini (2004)
Bill Murray, The Old Firm: Sectarianism, Sport and Society in Scotland (1984)
Jean Williams, A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women's Football (2007)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- ability to draw valid conclusions about the past
- ability to identify, define and analyse historical problems
- ability to select and apply a variety of critical approaches to historical problems
- readiness and capacity to ask key questions and exercise rational enquiry
- openness to new ideas, methods and ways of thinking
- independence as a learner, with readiness to take responsibility for one's own learning, and commitment to continuous reflection, self-evaluation and self-improvement
- ability to make decisions on the basis of rigorous and independent thought
- ability to test, modify and strengthen one's own views through collaboration and debate
- intellectual curiosity
- ability to collaborate and to relate to others
|Course organiser||Dr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
|Course secretary||Miss Katy Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780