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Cornell University    
  Feb 24, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AMST 4300 - [The Milman Seminar]

Not offered 2015-2016. 4 credits.

Permission of instructor required.

G. C. Altschuler.

The Milman Seminar: Baseball in American Culture. Through a reading of fiction and nonfiction, we examine the role of baseball as it has shaped and reflected the attitudes and values of Americans. (Novels assigned in the course include Bernard Malamud, The Natural; Mark Harris, Bang the Drums Slowly; Philip Roth, The Great American Novel; and Robert Coover, The Universal Baseball Association. Non-fiction works may include Neil Lanctot, Negro League Baseball, Roger Kahn, The Boys of Summer, and Andrew Zimbalist, Baseball and Billions.  Each student in the course writes a 25- to 35-page research paper.)

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