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SM 100 Sport Management Freshmen Seminar 2 *
Course Name RO: SM Freshmen Sem
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sport Management Freshmen Seminar --- This course is designed to expose first-year students to the breadth of the sport industry. Students will engage in lectures and discussions with Sport Management faculty and industry executives to develop their knowledge of the business and cultural influences of sport, as well as potential internship and career paths.
Prerequisites:
Component: SEM
SM 101 Public and Small Group Communication 3 F, W Donahue, LaRoche
Course Name RO: PubSmall Grp Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore the basic principles of persuasive speaking, focusing on content, organization, audience motivation, language and writing skills.
Prerequisites: Required of all Kinesiology undergraduate students.
Component: LEC
SM 111 Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport and Fitness 3 F, W
Course Name RO: Iss in Sport & Fitness
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport and Fitness --- The purpose of this course is to examine and understand the ways in which sport and physical activity are affected by historical and social forces, and in turn, how sport and physical activity influences society.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 203 Introduction to Sport Management 3 F, W George
Course Name RO: Intro Sport Mgmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector. This course is intended to provide the foundation knowledge necessary for upper division courses in SM.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 217 Business Communication 3 F, W Donahue
Course Name RO: Business Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will help students improve their overall communication skills in the context of professional positions, while also teaching them how to write standard business documents.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 238 Introduction to Accounting and Finance 3 *
Course Name RO: Intro Acc & Fin
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Introduction to Accounting and Finance --- This course provides an introductory overview of the fundamental knowledge and computational skills required to understand and participate in financial management decisions.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & (Junior or Senior Standing)
Component: LEC
SM 241 Sports Economics and Public Policy 3 *
Course Name RO: Sports Econ & Pol
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sports Economics and Public Policy --- This course provides an introduction to the economics of sports and its application to issues of public policy. Much of modern sport is organized along commercial business lines and is therefore subject both to the laws of economics as well as the regulatory framework imposed by government.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & (Junior or Senior Standing)
Component: LEC
SM 249 Research Methodology in Sport Management 4 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Research Methods
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The purpose of this course is to develop appropriate skills and perspectives to critically evaluate research and to conduct effective research on problems facing the decision-makers in the sport industries. The course will cover the basic social science methodological approaches to research as well as basic analytical strategies and techniques used to assess data.
Prerequisites: Advisory: STATS 250.
Component: LEC,LAB
SM 270 Honors Reading 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in sport management, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore status with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 280 Undergraduate Research Opportunity 1-4 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Research Opport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The UROP program enables students to work one-on-one or with a small group of students with faculty members conducting research. Students spend on average 9-10 hours per week working on their research projects. Students receive 1 credit per 3 hours of work per week. Students participating in the program are also required to attend bi-weekly research peer group meetings, meet monthly with a peer advisor, read research-related articles (e.g., research ethics, research in specific disciplines, research methods) and keep a research journal.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; first or second year student.
Component: IND
SM 313 Special Topics 1-3 F, W, *
Course Name RO: Special Topics
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
New courses in development are assigned this number. Current titles are listed in the time schedule.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 317 Career Planning 2 * Donahue
Course Name RO: Career Planning
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Career Planning --- This course provides small group and one-on-one career coaching to SM students as they conduct internship and full-time job searches or apply to graduate programs. Assignments are individually catered to meet students' individual needs and goals. We will discuss all elements of a job search: preparing job application materials; promoting personal brand; networking and maintaining communication/ building relationships with industry professionals; communicating with industry professionals in person, via email and social media; preparing for, executing, and following-up on interviews; accepting and declining job offers; negotiating salary; and managing a budget in the first year as a professional. Students update job search materials, including their e-portfolios; create a tiered database of industry contacts and/or potential graduate schools; and conduct two targeted informational interviews. Students also complete an activity to manage their budgets in the first year and a presentation on a specific industry's operations/organizational chart. Michigan Sport Management alumni and industry professionals participate as guest speakers by joining us in person in class or via Skype.
Prerequisites: Advisory Prerequisite: SM 217
Component: DISC
SM 331 Economics of Sport 3 F, W Fort
Course Name RO: Econ of Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Economic aspect of sports including fan demand, advertising, team output decisions, league conference organization, government and sport, and labor issues.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 332 Organizational Behavior in Sport 3 F, W Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behave-Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Having a fundamental understanding of how individuals work in an organizational setting is an essential ability for managing sport organizations. This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions organizational behavior dynamics and practices and their application to both business and sport environments. It deals with macro issues such as structure, centralization / decentralization, the environment, technology and alliances and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control and communication. Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations is a required course in the fall term of the Level II SM Curriculum.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 333 Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness 3 F, W Pollick
Course Name RO: Legal Iss Sprt Ftns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Examines legal concepts related to sport management, including athletic participation and eligibility; constitutional due process; anti-trust exemptions; facility, coaching, and employment contracts, and tort law applications to participants and spectators. Actual cases discussed.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: SM Level II; Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
SM 341 Sport Finance 3 F, W Long
Course Name RO: Sport Finance
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is an introduction to the principles of finance and how these principles can be applied to the sports industry. It will cover such issues as financial statements, time value of money, investment valuations, risk, capital and how these issues relate to sport.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Junior or Senior.
Component: LEC
SM 346 Principles of Marketing 3 F, W Armstrong, Kwak
Course Name RO: Prin of Marketing
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Intended for students with no previous exposure to marketing, this course introduces basic marketing concepts, advertising, consumer behavior, strategic planning and the marketing of sport, fitness and health as a consumer service.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 370 Honors Reading 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Honors Reading
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Directed readings on topics in Sport Management, under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status with minimum overall GPA of 3.0; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 380 Honors Research 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Honors Research
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Basic and applied research experience in sport management under the guidance of faculty.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 390 Field Experience 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Field Experience
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of school, university or business settings related to a student's major program of concentration. May be repeated for different experiences up to 6 credits. Credits count as SM electives. Field Experience paperwork required.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status; permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 402 Teaching Experience for Sport Management Students 1-2 F, W
Course Name RO: Teach Expernce SM
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Undergraduate students participating in this course are responsible for: (1) aiding regularly assigned teaching faculty in a particular course; (2) providing tutorial help for undergraduate students enrolled in the course they are assisting in; (3) meeting regularly with discussion and/or laboratory sessions, where relevant; (4) participating with teaching faculty in instructional activities. May be repeated once in a different area or with a different professor. Credits count as Kinesiology elective credit.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 403 Internship in Sport Management .5 - 3 F, W, SP, SU, *
Course Name RO: Internship in SM
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This internship is designed to provide practical experience in the sport-related industries according to individual interests and goals for students completing the SM program. Students must consult with their faculty mentor and the Internship Coordinator to verify that it is a legitimate experience that will aid in their career goals, supplement material taught in Kinesiology courses, and meet all criteria described in the definition of an internship.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 203; Senior status. Permission of instructor.
Component: LAB
SM 421 Gender and Sport 3 * Armstrong
Course Name RO: Gender and Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course offers an introduction to issues and debates surrounding gender and sport in general, and women in sport in particular. It will utilize a critical perspective to examine sport as a significant social institution and to explore its relationship to the cultural construction and interpretation of gender.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 431 Sports and the Media 3 *
Course Name RO: Sports & the Media
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Examines the relationships that exist between the media and sports in America, including the roles newspapers, magazines, radio, and television have assumed as commercial enterprises in reporting sports. Also examines development, organization, objectives and performance of the media as well as the technology they use. Studies economic and legal issues as they pertain to the administration of sports programs.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 432 Human Resource Management in Sport 3 W Babiak
Course Name RO: Hum Res Mang in Spt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Human resources are argued to be an organization's most important asset. Effectively managing human resources enables an organization to survive and thrive in today's competitive environment. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the functions, the basic concepts, and the principles of Human Resource Management, and prepare them for their first sport related employment as either manager or employee. The course will explore HRM theories, research and discuss current issues, trends and practices emphasizing the fundamentals of managing individuals and groups.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC