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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6605

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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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2879 2012-05-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Management BA 140500
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sally Riggs Fuller 8139741766

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPB 6605 Sport and Social Issues

    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



    Course Description

    This course examines the social environment of sport and discusses the various diversity theories, focusing on the application of these theories to organizations in the sport business and entertainment management industry.

  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?

    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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Learn the theories and approaches to organizational diversity.

    Understand how diversity and social issues are manifested in the sport and entertainment industry.

    Learn applied techniques for dealing with diversity and social issues.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Understand the various dimensions of diversity.

    Demonstrate competence in analyzing current diversity and inclusion issues faced by sport and entertainment managers.

    Synthesize historical and social timelines with respect to the integration of sports.

    C. Major Topics

    Diversity, discrimination, social justice, sport and entertainment management

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional cases and articles from the current news

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Mid-term exam (30%); Final exam (30%); Client-based Project (30%); Attendance & Participation (10%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1 Introductory Meeting

    2 What is sport and why do we study sport? Chapters 1 & 2

    3 Deviance in Sport. Chapters 18 & 19

    4 Race, Ethinicity and Culture. Chapter 11

    5 Social class and sport. Chapter 13

    6 Human behavior and sport. Chapter10

    7 Politics and sport. Chapters 16 & 17

    8 Intercollegiate sport. Chapters 6 & 7

    9 Midterm Exam

    10 International Sport. Chapters 8 & 9

    11 Gender Ideology, women in sport. Chapters 12 & 14

    12 Religion and sport. Chapters 15 & 20

    13 Presentations

    14 Final exam

    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: (

    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 only be given in the case of documented emergencies. 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

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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