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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6251
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-06-28
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-04-13
  2. Department: Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport Studies
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200
  5. Contact Person: Michael Stewart
  6. Phone: 9748282
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6251
  10. Full Title: Sport in Society: Contemporary Issues
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Spt in Society: Cntmpry Issue
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: A study of organized sport in society. Individuals will be able to understand issues such as race, social class, gender, politics, religion, economics, media, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethics as they relate to sports.

  25. 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, exercise science, and/or athletic training. Presently, the School of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport Studies does not have a course t
  26. 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 and has been received well by students who have taken it. It will be a course that can be used as an elective in the Master's degree progams in both Physical Education and Exercise Science and in the Athletic Training Track. It will be offered as a distance education course and has the potential to serve many teachers and coaches in the state of Florida and the southeastern region of the United States.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, this course has been offered five times as a Selcted Topic in the distance education format.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral degree in Physical Education, Sociology, or Philosophy; experience in sport; and have participated in scholarly work in this area.
  29. Objectives: The objective of the course is to provide the student with the skills to critically anlayze the impact race, social class, gender, politics, religion, economics, media, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethics has on sport as an institution.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Explore major issues in society by comprehending how sport is organized and how sport provides both positive and negative outcomes for individuals and society.

    Understand the contradictions, paradoxes, and myths that surround the phenomenon of sport.

    Explain how and why sport has changed throughout history.

    Identify how evolving attitudes about sport have influenced our national values, socialization processes, economy, and mass media.

    Appreciate the historical and culturally related accomplishments and achievements of women, minorities, and disabled in sport.

    View sport from a new angle, one that results in new interpretations and insights into the experience of sport.

    Examine and discuss ways in which the organization of sport might be changed to benefit a larger number of players, coaches, and spectators.

    Critically think about issues in sport and society and apply ethical and sociological concepts in a systematic way to the issues discussed.

  31. Major Topics: A. Management and Ethics in Sport

    B. Sports in Context: How Good Were the Good Old Days?

    C. Sportsmanship, Gameship and Character

    D. Sports and Life: Students, Athletes and Life

    E. Ethics and Management of Coaching

    F. Business and Sport

    G. Justice in Sport Management

    H. Sports and Children

    I. Sports and Primary and Secondary Education

    J. Sports and Higher Education

    K. Issues in the NCAA's Management

    L. Violence and Aggression

    M. Race and Sport

    N. Title IX and Gender Equity

    O. Homosexuality and Sport

    P. Role Models or Marketing Vehicles?

    Q. International Aspects of Sport

    R. Peak Performance vs. Optimum Health

    S. Performance Enhancing Drugs

    T. Sports Betting

    U. Ethics: Sports Agents and Athletes

    V. Media and Sports

    W. Sports and Government

  32. Textbooks: 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

    Mertzman, R. (2000). Voices in Sport and Society, St. Petersburg, FL: Philosophy Lab Corporation. New edition will be available in Fall 2006.

    Mertzman, R. (2000). Issues in Sport, St. Petersburg, FL: Philosophy Lab Corporation. New edition will be available in Fall 2006.

    DVD: Issues in Spo

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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