Description of course Genetics B/ Lab:
4 Credit Hours
Instructor: Michael Raimondi
Bernard Malamud once wrote that "The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." This course will examine a variety of writings about our baseball heroes, the men and women who played the game that we call "our national pastime." We'll also look at our country's romanticism with baseball and how writers who wrote about baseball helped give the sport its mythological dimensions. Selections will include essays, short stories, and poetry by authors who loved the game. Likely titles to be read include Jim Bouton's BALL FOUR, Roger Angell's GAME TIME: A BASEBALL COMPANION, Brooke Horvath's LINE DRIVES: 100 CONTEMPORARY BASEBALL POEMS, and WILLIE'S BOYS: THE 1948 BIRMINGHAM BLACK BARONS, THE LAST NEGRO LEAGUE WORLD SERIES AND THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL LEGEND. Please note that this class will have a service learning component. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing.