Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

ENG 195-01 - Introductory Special Topic: Baseball as Liberal Art: The Art of Fielding and the Craft of Reading

4 credits (Spring)
“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game,” wrote Jacques Barzun in 1954. Many Americans do know the rules, at least enough to organize a game in a vacant lot on the spur of the moment.  But what of the “realities” of the game itself?  As late afternoon shadows lengthen on the national  pastime, how much do we really know in regard to what has been considered fair and foul over the course of the game’s history?  In order to explore some of the social realities of the game, we will focus on six baseball-themed novels.

Prerequisite: None.
Note: Students may not receive credit for both ENG-195-01 and ENG-120.
Instructor: Andrews