Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6406
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Approved by SCNS
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.
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2779 2012-02-20 Department College Budget Account Number Management BA 140500 Contact Person Phone Sally Fuller 8139741766 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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.
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?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
- Other Course Information
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
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:
Research paper 30%
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,
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
- Course Concurrence Information
Proposed MS in Sport and Entertainment Management