History of MLB Since WWII - MSLB

SLN #: 83825
Course Prefix: SLB-598
Course Section: B01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Gibson;Selig

Course Description:
This course examines the history of Major League Baseball (“MLB”) in the context of the waves of change that overtook American society following World War II. We will examine and discuss the ways in which MLB reflected deeper-running currents in post-war America, how MLB served as a catalyst for change in American law and society, and the legal and business developments that have shaped modern professional baseball. We will address such diverse topics as the establishment of the position of Commissioner of Baseball and the powers associated with that position, integration of African-American players into MLB, globalization of the sport, labor relations, expansion, franchise relocation, the growth of the business of Major League Baseball and the state of the game in the 21st Century. The final grade will be based on a final exam, special assignments (JD students only), and class participation and attendance.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.