ITHACA
Ithaca College
Graduate Catalog 2005-2006

Ithaca College Home  >  Academics  >  Catalogs  > 
Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2004-2005

Previous Page Next Page

Sport Management Course Descriptions

In the following course descriptions, F=fall, S=spring, Sum=summer, Y=yearly, and IRR designates courses that are offered at irregular intervals.

668-58000 Sport in Popular Culture

This course will investigate the significance of sport's contributions to popular culture during the 20th and 21st centuries. The primary focus will be on the United States, but contemporary globalization will also be considered. The primary mode of inquiry will be through discussions that examine sport in a variety of cultural forms, including literature, film, television, advertising, cartoons, the Internet, and music. 3 credits. (Sum,Y)

668-59000 Mini-Courses in Sport Management

A series of short courses in specialized areas of sport management. Analysis of actual case studies focusing on sport management problems and issues confronted by sport managers to help students further develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students conduct independent research to analyze a particular management problem/issue (case study) and develop strategies to address it effectively. May be repeated. 1-3 credits. Pass/fail only. (IRR)

668-60000 Sport in Society

An investigation of the social significance of sport and the utilization of the sociological perspective for understanding the nature of sport. 3 credits. (F,Y)

668-63000 Independent Research

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. Students must submit a petition for approval by the sponsoring faculty member and the graduate chair prior to registering for the course. No more than 6 credits of independent study courses (668-63000 Independent Research and 668-63100 Independent Reading) may be applied toward degree requirements. Elective. 1-3 credits per course. (F,S,Sum,Y)

668-63100 Independent Reading

A survey and analysis of current and classical literature pertaining to a selected topic of interest. Readings will include both assigned and student-selected materials for the purpose of student presentation to, and discussion with, the assigned instructor. Students must submit a petition for approval by the sponsoring faculty member and the graduate chair prior to registering for the course. No more than 6 credits of independent study courses (668-63000 Independent Research and 668-63100 Independent Reading) may be applied toward degree requirements. 1-3 credits per course. (F,S,Sum,Y)

668-65000 Sport Marketing

Marketing theory and principles are examined and applied within the sport context. Promotional activities/programs used to implement marketing strategies that carry out the missions of sport organizations are examined. Case studies are used to understand how chief executive officers of sport organizations choose, maintain, or redirect marketing strategies and promotional activities to achieve organizational goals. Students are required to conduct sport marketing research projects and write a sport marketing proposal. 3 credits. (S, Y)

668-66000 Sports Law

Focuses on a variety of legal issues in the sport management field. Various legal areas, such as tort, contract, antitrust, labor, and constitutional law, will be explored. 3 credits. (F, Y)

668-67000 Sport Economics

Application of economic theory to the markets of professional and amateur sports. This course applies economic principles to analyze a wide range of issues within the realm of professional sports and intercollegiate athletics. Included is the analysis of labor markets and labor relations, public finance of sports facilities, and the organization of sports institutions. 3 credits. (S, Y)

668-69000 Internship

Supervised work experience in an agency. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair and completion of 15 credit hours of 668 courses with a minimum 3.00 GPA are required. 6 credits. (F,S,Sum,Y)

668-70000 Thesis I

Open only to qualified and pre-approved students who are preparing a proposal for an original scholarly thesis. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis adviser, the course culminates in a written and oral thesis proposal. In order for a student to enroll in Thesis II, the thesis proposal must gain approval from the thesis adviser, thesis committee, and graduate chair. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. Required for thesis plan. 3 credits. (F,S,Sum)

668-71000 Thesis II

Open only to qualified and pre-approved students who are conducting an original research project. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis adviser, the course culminates in a written thesis and oral thesis defense. In order to enroll in Thesis II, the student must have an approved thesis proposal. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. Required for thesis plan. Prerequisites: 668-70000 and approval of thesis adviser and graduate chair. Pass/fail. 3 credits. (F,S,Sum)

Previous Page Next Page