Olympic and Paralympic History University of Tsukuba
In this class, we will learn the history of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games especially on the origin, the process of development and the challenges for future. Specifically, we focus on the history of the ancient Olympics (ancient Games in Greece), the revival of the Olympics in modern times, Olympic (and Paralympic) movement in Japan, the Stoke mandeville games and the Paralympics, etc.
Students will be engaged in achieving historical and multiple eyes by learning history of the Games and examining the historical materials.
Students will be expected to have successfully completed to investigate of their own countries' history of the Games.
Attendance: Short report (related to each class) Final grade will be determined by the short reports and final assignment. Final assignment (report) will be an important component of students' final grade.
To due the COVID-19 crisis, this course will be held online. Online synchronous courses may be adopted if the situation changes. Online Tools: Manaba, MS Teams (MS stream) Materials or information will be disseminated through manaba. Short reports will be tasked after every class. Final assignment will be tasked after the 10th class for submission by the end of December.Week 1-2: Introduction, Ancient Games and the Revival in England and Greece 5th Oct. ~ start (on demand) Week 3-4: Pierre de Coubeltin and the IOC, the development of the Games Week 5-6: The History of the Olympics in Japan Week 7-9: The Stoke Mandeville Games and the development of the Paralympic Games Week 10: Discussion (prepararion of report)
Online Course Requirement
Sawae Yukinori,Obayashi Taro
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