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Course Date: 01 September 2013 to 15 December 2013 (15 weeks)
Identify the historical and cultural systems driving globalization and changing societies around the world.
John Hoberman holds a Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature from University of California, Berkeley. He has taught courses on globalization many times over the past ten years. He lectures on the international sports system and the global doping crisis in many countries around the world, and has published almost a hundred sports commentaries in newspapers and popular magazines. His books include Sport and Political Ideology (1984), The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics, and the Moral Order (1986), Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport (1992), Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race (1997), Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodesia, Doping (2005), and Black & Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism (2012). In addition to being full professor and past chair of the Department of Germanic Studies, he has held appointments at The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies; and The African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He's also taught at Harvard University and University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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None, except for intermediate fluency in English reading/writing.