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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Sport Management and Media

John T. Wolohan, Associate Professor and Chair

To prepare students for careers in sport administration, management, and communication in diverse capacities, and/or graduate study in these fields, the department offers the following majors.

B.S. in Sport Management

The sport management major prepares students for a wide range of management positions in the sport industry and/or for graduate study in sport management, business management, or law. A core curriculum in sport management and media provides an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of sport -- its historical and cultural development, as well as its sociological, economic, and political dimensions. A core curriculum in management, with specialty courses in sport management, provides knowledge and skill in the areas of organization, finance, law, personnel, and marketing. The application of management principles to the sport enterprise distinguishes this degree program. Students are encouraged to select a minor in their area of interest or related to their career goals. Graduates of this program are well prepared to assume positions in college, professional and amateur sports offices, event management, marketing firms, sport agencies, international sports offices, and related fields.

Requirements for the Major in Sport Management -- B.S.
General requirements

Computer science

312-11000

Computers and Information Technologies (3)

 
 

Total

3

Mathematics (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their math placement exam scores)

313-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus or

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making or

 

313-11100

Calculus I

4

313-14400

Business Statistics or

 

313-24400

Statistics with Probability

4

 

Total

8

Social sciences

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses) or

 

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

 

Total

9

Humanities and fine arts

307-xxxxx

English elective or language elective to be selected from

 
 

French (308), German (309), Hebrew (316), Spanish (318), or Italian (334)

3

 

Total

3

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-11100

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

 

Total

9

Finance

883-31100

Business Finance or

 

667-35200

Financial Aspects of Sport

3

   

3

Cultural diversity elective -- a total of 3 credits selected from the following:

310-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class

 

331-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies

 

331-20200

Contemporary Social Issues: Women in Britain

 

331-20700

Race and Ethnicity

 

331-20900

Ethnic United States since the Civil War

 

331-22500

Race, Class, and Gender

 

331-23300

Selected Topics in Race and Ethnic Relation

 

331-30300

Global Race and Ethnic Relations

 

331-31300

Social Inequality

 

331-34100

Minorities in the United Kingdom

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology

 

344-10500

Introduction to World Religions: Primal and Eastern

 

344-10600

Introduction to World Religions: Western and Modern

 
 

Total

3

Sport management and media

667-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

667-29800

Gender Issues in Sport

3

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

667-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

667-21000

International Sport Administration (3)

 

667-29200

Minicourses in Sport Management and Media (1-3)

 

667-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

 

667-32400

Youth Sports in America (3)

 

667-39000

Sport Internet Marketing (3)

 

667-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

667-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

667-40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement (3)

3

 

Total

9

 

Total, general requirements

47

Specific requirements

667-11000

Introduction to Sport Management

3

667-11200

Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

3

667-28500

Sport Event and Facility Management

3

667-30300

Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport

3

667-31000

Labor Relations in Sport

3

667-32600

Sport Marketing

3

667-31500

Sport Governance

3

667-34900

Fieldwork in Sport Management and Media

1

667-36500

Sport Economics

3

667-41000

Sport Policy

3

667-46000

Internship in Sport Management and Media

6

880-22500

Financial Accounting

3

880-22600

Management Accounting

3

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

882-20600

Organizational Behavior

3

887-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

 

Total, specific requirements

49

Liberal arts electives

 

Total

15

Free electives

 

Total

9

Summary

 

General requirements

47

 

Specific requirements

49

 

Liberal arts electives (LA)

15

 

Free electives

9

 

Total, B.S. in sport management

120

B.S. in Sport Media

The sport media major prepares students for specialized careers in sport media relations, broadcast media, and print journalism. The curriculum consists of three core areas -- sport management and media, communications, and liberal arts. The sport management and media core provides comprehensive exposure to all aspects of the sport industry, including its historical, cultural, sociological, economic, philosophical, and political foundations. The communications core emphasizes background in media production, marketing, media relations, and writing for publications and broadcast. Ithaca College is one of a very few institutions in the country to award degrees in this major. Our roots in the liberal arts connect our students to the broader world around them and encourage them to think critically about the forces that shape our lives. Our graduates are well prepared to assume positions in media relations, broadcast and print media, and alternative media in sport organizations at the college, professional, and amateur level.

Requirements for the Major in Sport Media -- B.S.
General requirements

Computer science -- A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (excluding 312-15700) (3) or

 

225-22200

Presentation Media Design and Production (3)

 
 

Total

3

Mathematics

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after 313-10800 or 313-11100) (3) or

 

313-24300

Statistics (3) or

 

313-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

 

330-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

 
 

Total

3-4

Natural sciences

 

Any natural science elective (NS)

3

Total

3

Humanities and fine arts

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

307-xxxxx

English literature elective or

 
 

Language elective selected from French (308), German (309), Hebrew (316), Spanish (318), or Italian (334)

3

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective (excluding logic courses) or

 

344-xxxxx

Religion elective

3

 

Humanities or fine arts elective (HU or FA)

3

 

Total, humanities and fine arts

12

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-11100

Academic Writing II

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument

3

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

221-13100

Media Writing (3)

 

221-33200

Writing for Public Relations (3)

 

377-20500

Personal Essay (3)

 

377-31200

Professional Writing (3)

 

377-32000

Public Essay (3)

 

377-34000

Magazine Writing (3)

 

377-34200

Writing about Sports (3)

6

 

Total, communication skills

15

Social sciences

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

 

Total, social sciences

12

Sport management and media

667-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

667-29800

Gender Issues in Sport

3

A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

667-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

667-21000

International Sport Administration (3)

 

667-28500

Sport Event and Facility Management (3)

 

667-29200

Minicourses in Sport Management and Media (1-3)

 

667-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

 

667-30300

Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

 

667-31500

Sport Governance (3)

 

667-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

667-36500

Sport Economics (3)

 

667-39000

Sport Internet Marketing (3)

 

667-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

667-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

667-39900

Selected Topics in Sport Management and Media (1-3)

 

667-40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement (3)

9

 

Total, sport management and media

15

 

Total, general requirements

63-64

Specific requirements

221-10100

Introduction to Media Production

4

221-23200

Public Relations

3

221-24100

Advertising

3

667-11000

Introduction to Sport Management

3

667-11200

Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

3

667-24200

Sport Video Production

3

667-29900

Evolution of Sport Media

3

667-32500

Sport Media Relations

3

667-32600

Sport Marketing

3

667-33900

Sport Publications

3

667-34900

Fieldwork in Sport Management and Media

1

667-46000

Internship in Sport Management and Media

6

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

884-32300

Consumer Behavior or

 

884-37000

Promotion Management

3

 

Total, specific requirement

44

Free electives

 

Total

12-13

Summary

 

General requirements

63-64

 

Specific requirements

44

 

Free electives

12-13

 

Total, B.S. in sport media

120

B.S. in Sports Information and Communication

The sports information and communication major prepares students for specialized careers in sport media and public relations. The curriculum consists of two core areas -- sport studies and communications. The sport studies core provides a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of sport, including its historical, sociocultural, economic, philosophical, and political foundations. Students also receive a solid grounding in specialty courses such as advertising, public relations, marketing, sports information, sport promotions, and writing for publication. Its graduates are well prepared to assume positions in college, professional, and amateur sports information and public relations offices, television and radio networks, marketing firms, print publication firms, sports on the Internet, and sport statistics organizations.

Requirements for the Major in Sports Information and Communication -- B.S.
General requirements

Computer science -- A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (excluding 312-15700) (3)

 

663-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after 313-10800 or 313-11100) (3) or

 

313-24300

Statistics (3) or

 

313-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

 

330-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

Logic -- A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

314-10100

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

314-20300

Introduction to Logic (3)

 

314-32100

Symbolic Logic (3)

3

Natural sciences

 

Any natural science elective (NS)

3

Humanities and fine arts

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

307-xxxxx

English literature elective or

 
 

Language elective selected from French (308-), German (309-), Hebrew (316-), Spanish (318-), or Italian (334-)

3

 

Aesthetics elective to be selected from art (326-), art history (376-), music (551-, 553-, 554-, 555-, 558-, 559-), or theater arts (305-)

3

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective (excluding logic courses) or

 

344-xxxxx

Religion elective

3

 

Humanities or fine arts elective (HU or FA)

3

 

Total, humanities and fine arts

15

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument

3

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

221-13100

Media Writing (3)

 

221-33200

Writing for Public Relations (3)

 

377-20500

Personal Essay (3)

 

377-31200

Professional Writing (3)

 

377-32000

Public Essay (3)

 

377-34000

Magazine Writing (3)

 

377-34200

Writing about Sports (3)

6

 

Total, communication skills

15

Social sciences

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

 

Total, social sciences

12

Sport studies

667-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

667-29800

Gender Issues in Sport

3

A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

667-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

667-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

 

667-30300

Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

 

667-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

667-39300

Sport, Media, and Society (3)

 

667-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

667-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

667-40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement (3)

9

 

Total, sport studies

15

 

Total, general requirements

69-70

Specific requirements

221-10100

Introduction to Media Production or

 

225-11100

Presentation Support Media

3

221-23200

Public Relations

3

221-24100

Advertising

3

667-11000

Introduction to Sport Management

3

667-31000

Labor Relations in Sport

3

667-32500

Sports Information

3

667-32600

Sport Promotions

3

667-34900

Fieldwork in Sport Management and Media

1

667-46000

Internship in Sport Management and Media

6

884-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

884-32300

Consumer Behavior or

 

884-37000

Promotion Management

3

 

Total, specific requirements

34

Free electives

 

Total

16-17

Summary

 

General requirements

69-70

 

Specific requirements

34

 

Free electives

16-17

 

Total, B.S. in sports information and communication

120

B.A. in Sport Studies

The sport studies major meets the needs of students who want an in-depth study of sport and its place in modern society. Grounded deeply in the liberal arts, the sport studies curriculum investigates the historical, sociological, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of sport. Students have the opportunity to further their appreciation for the world of sport with advanced study that explores such areas as gender issues, the Olympic Games, and sport film and literature. Sport studies majors are encouraged to explore specific areas of study more deeply by enrolling in those minors that may directly prepare them for graduate study or prospective careers.

Requirements for the Major in Sport Studies - B.A.
General requirements

Computer science -- A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

312-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3) or

 

663-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics -- A total of 3-4 credits selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3) or

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

 

313-11100

Calculus I (4) or

 

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

3-4

Natural sciences

 

Any natural science electives

6-7

Humanities and fine arts

307-xxxxx

English elective

3

311-xxxxx

History elective

3

 

Aesthetics elective to be selected from art (326-), art history (376-), music (551-, 553-, 554-, 555-, 558-, 559-), or theater arts (305-)

3

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective or

 

344-xxxxx

Religion elective

3

 

Humanities or fine arts elective (HU or FA)

3

 

Total

15

Communication skills

319-11000

Public Communication or

 

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-11100

Academic Writing II

3

377-xxxxx

Writing elective (not 377-10100)

3

 

Total

9

Social sciences

330-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

331-xxxxx

Sociology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

306-xxxxx

Economics elective (3) or

 

310-xxxxx

Politics elective (3)

3

339-xxxxx

Anthropology elective (not 339-10300)

3

 

Social and behavioral science elective (SS)

3

 

Total

15

 

Total, general requirements

51-53

Specific requirements

667-20700

History of Sport

3

667-29500

Social Aspects of Sport

3

667-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives

3

A total of 21 credits selected from the following:

311-27500

History of Popular Culture (3)

 

661-10100

Leisure and Society (3)

 

661-36600

Social and Cultural Aspects of Play (3)

 

663-29600

Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

 

663-39600

Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

 

667-29800

Gender Issues in Sport (3)

 

667-29900

Evolution of the Sport Media (3)

 

667-30300

Seminar: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)

 

667-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

667-36500

Sport Economics (3)

 

667-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

667-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

667-39900

Selected Topics in Sport Management and Media (LA only) (3)

 

667-40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement (3)

 

667-45000

Independent Study in Sport Management and Media (3)

 
 

Total, specific requirements

30

Free electives

 

Free electives

29-32

Summary

 

General requirements

51-53

 

Specific requirements

30

 

Liberal arts electives

7-9

 

Free electives

29-32

 

Total, B.S. in sport studies

120

Minors

Sport Studies Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except sport management, sport media, and sport studies.

Curriculum

667-20700

History of Sport (3)

 

667-29500

Social Aspects of Sport (3)

 

667-29700

Sport: Philosophical Perspectives (3)

9

A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

663-29600

Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

 

663-39600

Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)

 

667-29800

Gender Issues in Sport (3)

 

667-29900

The Evolution of Sport Media (3)

 

667-32400

Youth Sport in America (3)

 

667-36500

Sport Economics (3)

 

667-39400

Sport in Film and Literature (3)

 

667-39700

The Olympic Games (3)

 

667-39900

Selected Topics in Sport Management and Media (LA only) (3)

 

667-40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement (3)

 

667-45000

Independent Study in Sport Management and Media (3)

9

 

Total

18

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