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 or School of Health and Behavioral 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
|SPS 491||Sport Studies Senior Capstone Seminar||3|
Select maximum of one of the following towards the concentration:
|COM 202||Public Speaking||3|
|COM 203||Introduction to Communication||3|
|ECO 113||Microeconomic Principles||3|
|ECO 114||Macroeconomic Principles||3|
|LCS 121||Introduction to Literary Studies||3|
|LGLS 211||The Legal Environment of Business||3|
|LGLS 320||Global Legal Traditions||3|
|MATH 201||Statistics I||3|
|PSY 260||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SCI 251||Biology I Principles of Biology||3|
|SOC 251||Principles of Sociology||3|
|Concentration Core Courses|
Select at least three of the following:
|COM 344||Sports Media Production||3|
|ECO 340||Sports Economics||3|
|LGLS 380||Sport and the Law||3|
|MATH 488||Sports Statistics (**)||3|
|PSY 481||Exercise and Sport Psychology||3|
|SOC 360||Sociology of Sport||3|
Directed studies in a content area of student's choosing 1
Internships in area of student's choosing
May take a maximum of one of the following but not required:
|COM 361||Public Relations||3|
|ECO 363||Industrial Organization: American Industry||3|
|ECO 393||Managerial Economics||3|
|LCS 383||Sexuality and Culture||3|
|MATH 350||Statistics II (*)||3|
|PSY 375||Health Psychology||3|
|SCI 354||Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|SCI 360||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|SOC 352||Sociology of Gender, Illness, and Health||3|
Internship in area of student's choosing
|*MATH 201 is a prerequisite for MATH 350|
A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for the concentration.
e.g. SOC 497.