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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6406

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 3/5/12. For MBA Prog Chng; Appd. To GC 3/19. to USF Syst 3/19. to SCNS 3/27. SCNS approved eff 5/5/12.


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2779 2012-02-20
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Management BA 140500
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sally Fuller 8139741766 sfuller@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPB 6406 Sport and Entertainment Law

    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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Sport and Entertainment Law
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Identifies key legal issues in a sport context; provides an overview of areas of law that regulate the sport and entertainment industry including tort, contract, constitutional, criminal, employment, labor, antitrust and agency law.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. 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 is a required course in the MBA Concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management. Enrollment is expected to be 20-30 students (60-90 Grad I SCH) each time the courseis offered.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objectives of this course are to:

    • Develop the student’s ability to understand legal issues in sport and entertainment and the terminology associated with these issues

    • Enhance the student’s understanding of the historical impact of law on the sports industry

    • Provide a broad understanding of the key concepts in tort, contract, constitutional, criminal, employment, labor, antitrust, and agency law

    • Provide an overview of the key concepts related to the areas of law that regulate sport and the sports industry

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of the course, the student should:

    • Be able to use appropriate terminology in discussing legal issues in the sport and entertainment industry

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical impact of law on the sports industry

    • Identify and explain key concepts in tort, contract, constitutional, criminal, employment, labor, antitrust, and agency law

    C. Major Topics

    • The historical impact of law on the sports industry

    • Tort, contract, constitutional, criminal, employment, labor, antitrust, and agency law in sport and entertainment

    • Sport and the sports industry regulation

    D. Textbooks

    Epstein, Adam: Sports Law

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Articles ffom the Sports Business Jouornal, selected newspaper and magazine aricles.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The student's grade will be based on an exam, a mid-term resarch paper, and attendance/participation:

    Exam 50%

    Research paper 30%

    Participation 20%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The student's grade will be based on an exam, a mid-term resarch paper, and attendance/participation. The exam will assess the student's knowledge of key legal concepts and the abilty to apply these concepts to issues realted to the sport and entertainment industry. The paper will provide an opportunity for students to research a course topic in depth. Students are expected to attend all classes and and actively participate.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Attendance at all class meetings is an expectation.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No make-up opportunities willprovided except for documented medical emergencies.

    Please see USF Regulation 3.027 pertaining to academic integrity available at:

    http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/pdfs/regulation-usf3.027.pdf or http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/current-regulations2.asp

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MBA Concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Proposed MS in Sport and Entertainment Management



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