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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
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