2017-2018

Sport Studies Concentration

A Sport Studies concentration allows students a close, critical and multi-faceted examination of the global phenomenon of sport. The concentration includes courses that focus on the institutional and cultural aspects of sport, the media and sport, and the embodied and physiological core aspect of sports and athletics. Fundamental to the Sport Studies concentration is the cultivation and increasing mastery of discipline based approaches to the study of sport. This is an 18 credit concentration. Students must have a primary concentration in the College of Business or a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students completing the Sport Studies concentration will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the study of sport.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contradictions of the phenomenon of sport.
  • Develop a mastery of major concepts of a discipline based approach to the study of sport.
  • Apply discipline based theories to the study of sport.
  • Describe and critically analyze sport as a cultural, social, political and economic context for human interaction.

The concentration requires that a student take three courses in a specific discipline including the Capstone – that meet the learning objectives of the liberal arts minor.

Sport Studies Concentration Requirements

Required Capstone
Sport Studies Senior Capstone Seminar
Foundation Courses
Select maximum of one of the following towards the concentration:
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication
Media Literacy
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
The Legal Environment of Business
Global Legal Traditions
Statistics I
Introduction to Psychology
Biology I Principles of Biology
Principles of Sociology
Concentration Core Courses
Select at least three of the following:
Sports Media Production
Sports Economics
Sport and the Law
Sports Statistics (**)
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Sociology of Sport
Directed studies in a content area of student's choosing 1
Internships in area of student's choosing
**Students choosing MATH 488 must have MATH 201 and MATH 350
Related Courses
May take a maximum of one of the following but not required:
Public Relations
Industrial Organization: American Industry
Managerial Economics
Sexuality and Culture
Statistics II (*)
Health Psychology
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology I
Sociology of Gender, Illness, and Health
Internship in area of student's choosing
*MATH 201 is a prerequisite for MATH 350
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e.g. SOC 497.