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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6256
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2007-09-21
- Department: Physical Education & Exercise Science
- College: ED
- Budget Account Number: 173200
- Contact Person: Michael Stewart
- Phone: 48282
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: PET
- Number: 6256
- Full Title: Sport in Society: Contemporary Issues
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: N
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Spt in Society: Cntmpry Issues
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
- Course Description: This course is a study of organized sport in contemporary society. Issues such as race, social class, gender, politics, religion, economics, media, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethics as they relate to sports will be studied.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The content of this course is essential for individuals entering the profession of physical education, coaching and/or exercise science. Presently, the School of Physical Education & Exercise Science does not have a graduate course that specifically deal
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course has been offered as a selected topics course in the past and was well received. Enrollment was not high due to a small graudate enrollment. However, the master's degree program has grown to 56 students. The course will be offered every three semesters and will be an option among the six hours of electives. The degree program can be completed entirely online and this course will compliment the courses that are presently offered.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, three times.
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor of this course should have a doctoral degree in Physical Education; experience in sport settings; published in subject area, and engaged in scholarly activity in the subject area.
- Objectives: This course will explore:
6.1 The contradictions, paradoxes, and myths that surround the phenomenon of sport.
6.2 How sport has changed throughout history.
6.3 The evolving attitudes about sport and how they have influenced our national values, socialization processes, economy, and mass media.
6.4 The historical and culturally related accomplishments and achievements of women, minorities, and disabled in sport.
6.5 New interpretations and insights into the sport experience.
6.6 The organization of sport and how it might be changed to benefit a larger number of players, coaches, and spectators.
6.7 Issues in sport and society and apply ethical and sociological concepts.
- Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
6.1 Identify major issues in society by comprehending how sport is organized and how sport provides both positive and negative outcomes for individuals and society. (
6.2 Explain the contradictions, paradoxes, and myths that surround the phenomenon of sport.
6.3 Explain how and why sport has changed throughout history.
6.4 Identify how evolving attitudes about sport have influenced our national values, socialization processes, economy, and mass media.
6.5 Explain the historical and culturally related accomplishments and achievements of women, minorities, and disabled in sport.
6.6 Analyze sport from a new angle; one that results in new interpretations and insights into the experience of sport.
6.7 Discuss ways in which the organization of sport might be changed to benefit a larger number of players, coaches, and spectators.
6.8 Critically analyze issues in sport and society and apply ethical and sociological concepts in a systematic way to the issues discussed.
- Major Topics: A. Management Ethics in Sport
B. Sports in Context: How Good Were the Good Old Days?
C. Sportsmanship & Character: Are they Compatible?
D. Sports and Life: Students, Athletes and Life
E. Ethics and Management of Coaching
F. Business and Sport: How Much is too Much?
G. Justice in Sport Management and Ownership
H. Sports and Children: Training or Child Abuse
I. Sports and Primary and Secondary Education
J. Sports and Higher Education
K. Sport Association: Issues in the NCAA's Management
L. Sports and Society: Violence, Aggression and
M. Race and Sport: Do Blacks Lose by Winning at Sport
N. Sports & Equal Opportunity:Title IX & Gender Equity
O. Sexuality & Sport: Personal & Societal Values
P. Sport & Celebrity: Role Models or Not?
Q. International Aspects of Sport
R. Perforamnce Enhancment Issues in Sport
S. Sport Betting: Effects on Games and Society
T. Ethics and Management of Sports Agents and Athletes
U. Media and Sports: Watchdog or Lapdog
V. Sports and Government: Spending of Tax Dollars
- Textbooks: 1. Sport Autonomy Pack (Education Channel 18 of Bright House in Hillsborough County will air programming and all videos may be viewed at no cost. If the student does not receive the Education Channel, then he/she should purchase the Issues in Sport Autonomy Pack from http://www.philosophylab.com
2. Mertzman, R. (2000). Voices in Sport and Society, St. Petersburg, FL: Philosophy Lab Corporation.
3. Mertzman, R. (2000). Issues in Sport, St. Petersburg, FL: Philosophy Lab Corporation.
NOTE: The textbooks are under revision and new editions will be available in Fall 2006. The textbooks provid
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