SM 130 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
The course is designed for the individual interested in pursuing a career in the sport management field and introduces the theoretical foundations and applied areas of sports management. Offered in alternate years.
SM 220 Economics of Sport (3)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to apply principles of economic theory to various aspects of the sport and leisure fields. Additionally, students will analyze the relationship between supply and demand for services related to sport and leisure. Finally, students will examine the evolution of economic factors in sport to include: professional specialization in sport, gender issues in sport, and the evaluation of individual and team performance in sport settings. Prerequisite: AC 221 (can be taken concurrently).
SM 270 History of Sports in the United States (3)
This course will examine the development and modernization of sports in the United States from colonial times to the present and the sociocultural factors which have affected their growth. Offered in alternate years.
SM 320 Sociology of Sport (3)
This course serves as an overview of contemporary sport from a sociological perspective. Topics will include the discussion of the relationship of sport to social institutions, the individual’s socialization into sport, and stratification factors within sports. Offered in alternate years.
SM 330 Advanced Sport Management (2)
The students will gain a greater understanding of special interests and topics in areas of Sport Management. Outside assignments will place students in sport management settings to observe practices and procedures. Prerequisite: SM 130 or permission of instructor. Open only to junior or senior sport management majors.
SM 491 Internship
An on-the-job learning experience related to the field of study. An internship is cooperatively supervised by a college faculty member and a qualified person in the field where the student is working. Each internship will culminate with a successful oral presentation (capstone experience) to the faculty of the Sport Science Department. (Graded Pass/Fail)
SM 397 Field Experience
Field experience affords students an opportunity to engage in non-classroom learning under the supervision of a qualified person. The program is designed to introduce students to a professional area before enrolling in professional courses and to enable the student who has completed some professional courses to apply the principles and techniques acquired to a practical situation. Students are expected to analyze critically the situation and to evaluate the experience in light of their course work and career plans. Students must make arrangements with a faculty supervisor prior to enrolling. (Graded Pass/Fail)
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