Undergraduate Course Catalog

Sport Studies

This minor adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. Students are exposed to a variety of methodologies that relate the study of sport to broader historical, philosophical, political, economic, cultural, and social issues and trends. The flexibility of the minor accommodates a wide variety of special interests, while grounding each student in a common curriculum. Students gain knowledge and skills that will enhance careers in education, business, law, the mass media, social services, coaching, recreational planning, and other professions that relate to the world of sports. The minor also prepares students for work requiring an ability to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary analysis. 

The required courses include SPST 200 (Approaches to the Study of Sport), which exposes students to a variety of methodologies and issues as they relate to the study of sport, and SPST 490 (Capstone Seminar), in which each student completes a sports-related project such as a research paper, documentary film, Web page, or community service initiative. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Trey Strecker at 765-285-8477.


MINOR IN SPORTS STUDIES, 20 hours

PREFIX   

NO    

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

SPST

200 
490

Approaches to Study Sport
Capstone Seminar

3
3

8 hours from

HIST

PEP

PHIL
SPST

205
or
205
244
304
450
499

Intro Sport in American Life (3)

Intro to Sprt in American Life (3)
Psy/Soc Issues in Physical Ed (2)
Philosophy of Sport (3)
Sel Tops in Sports Studies (3-12)
Independent Study (1-3)

8

6 hours from

EXSC
JOUR

NREM
 

PEP




SPTA
SPST
SPTA






TCOM

190
299X
322
371
or
473
226
231 
or
409
or
485
469
300
303
305
or
402
345
448
381

Foundation of Exercise Science (3)
Experiment/Development Topics (3)
Sportswriting and Reporting (2)
Outdoor Recreation and Socy (3)

Outdr Recreation Plan and Adm (3)
Disability Sport (1)
Philosophy of Coaching (3)

Psychological Social Issues (3)

Sport Management (3)
Sports Internship (3)
Sport Law (3)
Sport Marketing (3)
Sport Finance (3)

Sport Event and Facility Mgt (3)
Sport Communication (3)
Sport Governance (3)
Sports and Electronic Media (3)

6





20 hrs
Includes JOUR 299X as an elective when the short title “Spor Com Pro” is being used. Prerequisite and/or limitations for SPTA 300, 303, 305, 345, 402, 448, 485, and EXSC 190 are waived for this minor. Prerequisite and limitations for TCOM 381 are waived for this minor, though TCOM 101 is recommended. 

SPORTS STUDIES (SPST)

200 Approaches to the Study of Sport (3)
Foundations course. An interdisciplinary examination of sport in relation to broader historical, philosophical, political, economic, cultural, and social issues and trends.

450 Selected Topics in Sports Studies (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, issue, or disciplinary methodology in sports studies. 
    A total of 12 hours may be earned toward the minor, but no more than 9 in any one semester or term.

469 Sports Internship (3)
Involves assigned duties in a sports-related organization, agency, or business. Written work applying interdisciplinary approaches to the practical experience is required. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director. May be taken once for credit.

490 Capstone Seminar (3)
Capstone seminar in which each student completes a sports-related project such as a research paper, documentary film, Web page, or community service initiative. Results are formally presented to peers and faculty. 
    Prerequisite: SPST 200; 9 hours of additional course work in the minor, or permission of the program director. 
    Open only to sports studies minors.

499 Independent Study (1-3)
Sports-related topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with an instructor with competence in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.