Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6608
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Approved by SCNS
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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2877 2012-05-09 Department College Budget Account Number Management BA 140500 Contact Person Phone Sally Riggs Fuller 8139741766 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title SPB 6608 Issues in the American Sport Industry Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y 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) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
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.
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?
20 - 30 students per year
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.)
Doctorate and experience in the educational field of sport management
- Other Course Information
• 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
B. 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
C. Major Topics
Overview of the role of the sport and entertainment industry in America
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
students are required to subscribe to Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal
F. 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.
187 - 200 points = A
178 - 186 points = A-
174 - 185 points = B+
168 – 173 points = B
160 - 167 points = B-
166 and below = C
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
6/11 Introduction and Course Overview
The Foundation of Professional Sport
Unique Characteristics of Professional Sport
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.
H. 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: (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
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.
J. Program This Course Supports
MBA concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management
- Course Concurrence Information