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KINESLGY courses are graduate-level (Master's & Ph.D.) courses.

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SM 433 Sport and Public Policy 3 F, W Szymanski
Course Name RO: SptPublic Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This is an upper-level course on the ways that politics, policy management, and comparative political systems affect national and international sports. It explores how public policies are formulated at the local, national, and international level, and examines the variety of issues and debates in the major areas of sport.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 434 Managerial Ethics in the Sport & Fitness Industries 3 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Mgr Ethcs Sprt Fitns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Our complex and rapidly changing environment imposes new demands on managers of sport and fitness organizations. An increased pressure to address ethical issues is one of the new demands. While there are no simple prescriptions describing how ethical issues should be dealt with, the purpose of this course is to indicate how managers can more effectively address them. The course provides some essential components of the student's management tool kit -- concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: SM Level II. Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
SM 435 Sport and the Consumer 3 F, W Basten
Course Name RO: Sportthe Consumer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sport is a business like no other. There are six important consumer groups that make this business a success. These include: the participant, the spectator, the volunteer the advertiser, the sponsor, and the affinity consumer. These groups have power that makes sports the big business that it is. In this course we will study the role each group plays and the forces impacting their equity to sports. It's a look inside the world of sports business and shows you how it works.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 436 Race Relations, Cultural Images, and Sport 3 F, W Armstrong
Course Name RO: Race Rel,Cul Images
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines, informs, and analyzes the historical and contemporary experiences of ethnic groups in sport and society. While Latinos, Samoan-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Native-Americans, and Asian-Americans will be addressed, the focus will be on the experience of African-Americans in integrating sport.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 F George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 438 Sports Economics Policy 3 F, W, * Fort
Course Name RO: Sports Econ Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Understanding and analyzing the internal and external regulatory environment of North American sport leagues. Internally, leagues control their business models as well as the behavior of member owners. Externally, leagues interact with local, state, and federal governments.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 331.
Component: LEC
SM 439 Sponsorship-Linked Marketing 3 F, W, * Kwak
Course Name RO: Spnsrshp Lnkd Mrktng
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The central goal of this course is to provide the student with both a theoretical and an applied understanding of the values and limits to sponsorship-linked marketing. Various areas of sponsorship will be considered including sports, arts, and causes. Although a managerial perspective of the sponsor will be maintained, views from both the sponsor and sponsee will be considered. The course takes an integrated marketing communications perspective and treats sponsorship as a contributor to an overall communications platform. In the process of developing this understanding the course will utilize basic concepts across a number of disciplines in an integrative fashion.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 346.
Component: LEC
SM 440 Sport, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization 3 Rosentraub
Course Name RO: Sport & Eco Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The aim of this course is to explore the role of sports facilities in the economic and social development of cities. This requires an understanding of theories of economic development, the role of facilities in urban design, and the building of wealth through the attracting and retention of human capital.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 444 Sales Management in the Sport Industry 3 F, W Moore
Course Name RO: Sales Mng in Spt Ind
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with the theory, the conceptual framework and the managerial practices associated with sales management in the sport industry. Course covers (a) strategic sales Force management, (b) the personal selling process - relationship selling process, prospecting, planning the sales call, and successful sales presentation methods, (c) the organizing, staffing and training of the sales force, and (d) sales force operations.
Prerequisites: SM 346; SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 445 Sport Tourism 3 Sant
Course Name RO: Sport Tourism
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The interconnectedness of sport and tourism will be analyzed from behavioral, economic, management, marketing, and environmental perspectives.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 446 Brand Strategy and Advertising Campaigns 3 F, W, SP, SU, * Moore
Course Name RO: Brand StratAd Camp
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Designed for students who have been exposed to introductory marketing, this course offers a thorough introduction to the basic elements of the promotional mix; the strategic planning process for advertising; segmentation and positioning; media planning; and publicity management. Students will be challenged to interpret these marketing concepts and to formulate creative applications to the sport and fitness marketing industry.
Prerequisites: SM 346; Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 470 Independent Study 1-3 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Independent Study
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with an individual professor on a mutually agreed-upon project that may include readings, research or other academic experience.
Prerequisites: Junior standing. Permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 490 Senior Honors Thesis 1-2 F, W, SP, SU
Course Name RO: Sr Honors Thesis
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students work with a professor to prepare an original research paper that includes a proposal, data collection and written article. Students may take two credits per semester, no more than four total.
Prerequisites: Senior status with an overall minimum GPA of 3.2. Permission of instructor.
Component: IND
SM 499 Strategy of Sport Organizations 3 * Babiak, Heinze
Course Name RO: Strategy Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Strategy of Sport Organizations --- This is a capstone class for Sport Management students. This course will study the links between the organization, its strategy and environment. Students will be required to integrate knowledge gained in the core sport management curriculum, including required and elective courses focused on specific functional areas (accounting, finance, marketing, and statistics). This class synthesizes these functional areas to provide a total enterprise perspective on strategy. Students will apply course concepts to the analysis of client-based projects.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & Senior Standing
Component: LEC
SM 503 Legal Aspects of Sport 3 * Pollick
Course Name RO: Legal Asp of Sport
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This is a comprehensive review of legal aspects affecting sport, recreation, and fitness industries. The range of review includes civil procedure; contracts: employment, leases, waivers; tort liability for coaches, administrators, employees, and independent contractors; 14th Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection; product liability; and statutory regulation including Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Anti-Trust, and IRS code.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
Component: LEC
SM 532 Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior in the… 3 * Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behavior and HR
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions human resource management and organization behavior dynamics and practices and their application to the business of sport. It deals with macro issue such as structure, centralization/decentralization, and culture, 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.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology Graduate status.
Component: LEC