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
|Sport Studies Senior Capstone Seminar|
Select maximum of one of the following towards the concentration:
|Introduction to Communication|
|Introduction to Literary Studies|
|The Legal Environment of Business|
|Global Legal Traditions|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Biology I Principles of Biology|
|Principles of Sociology|
|Concentration Core Courses|
Select at least three of the following:
|Sports Media Production|
|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
May take a maximum of one of the following but not required:
|Industrial Organization: American Industry|
|Sexuality and Culture|
|Statistics II (*)|
|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|
e.g. SOC 497.