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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6608
Tracking Number - 2877

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-08-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/17/12 for proposed MS in Sports Mgmt; GC appd 6/18/12. to USF Syst 6/18/12. to SCNS 6/26/12. Appd eff 8/1/12. Nmbr 6902, appd as 6608

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-05-09
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140500
  5. Contact Person: Sally Riggs Fuller
  6. Phone: 8139741766
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPB
  9. Number: 6608
  10. Full Title: Issues in the American Sport Industry
  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?: Y
  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):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Examines professional sport industries with regard to their role in sport as a competitive culmination point and also their role as a form of entertainment. Both of these roles will be examined in the context of the business of professional sport.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? 20 - 30 students per year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate and experience in the educational field of sport management
  29. Objectives: • Understand the historical development of professional sport in the United States

    • Appreciate the dual roles of competition and entertainment that professional sport must fulfill

    • Understand the role of the media in developing professional sport as well as the impact, both positive and negative that the media exerts upon professional sport

    • Develop a non-emotional, analytical approach to the issues surrounding professional sport and presentation skills to convey this information

  30. Learning Outcomes: • Be able to distinguish and explain the unique characteristics of professional sport that separate it from other forms of sport and entertainment

    • Comprehend the governance of professional sport and the roles of each of the parties involved in that governance

    • Identify key strengths and weaknesses present in professional sport and to critically analyze the opportunities and threats related to those strengths and weaknesses

  31. Major Topics: Overview of the role of the sport and entertainment industry in America
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: students are required to subscribe to Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: There will be one short answer essay exam (worth 100 points) and an analytical position paper worth 100 points. A guideline sheet for the paper is attached.

    Grading Scale:

    187 - 200 points = A

    178 - 186 points = A-

    174 - 185 points = B+

    168 – 173 points = B

    160 - 167 points = B-

    166 and below = C

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 6/11 Introduction and Course Overview

    The Foundation of Professional Sport

    Unique Characteristics of Professional Sport

    League Think


    Leaders and Trendsetters

    Speaker - Alex Martins – COO Orlando Magic

    Readings Packet TBD

    6/18 The Talent – Players and Agents

    Owners and Commissioners – Do we want what we need?

    THE NBA and WNBA

    Collective bargaining – Lockout Status, Franchise tags, NBA/NCAA and the one and done rule

    Speaker – Pat Garrity - former Orlando Magic player and bargaining representative

    CC Pyle Paper Due

    6/25 What does the future hold? Challenges and Opportunities facing Pro Sport 2011-2021

    Exam – in class.

  36. Attendance Policy: 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: (

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-up work will be allowed only in the case of documented emergency.

    The University’s policies on academic dishonesty and disruption of the academic process are clearly set forth in the USF Graduate Catalog. These policies will be strictly enforced. Please be advised that punishment for academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, includes an automatic “F” (or “FF”) in the course, and action that may result in suspension or expulsion.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MBA concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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