ThThe course is an orientation to the foundations of servant leadership. Principles of leadership, service, organizational development and community-building will be explored as theories and practiced as skills. Jesus Christ will be one of the examples of servant leadership.
The foundations of the servant leadership movement originated in the writings of Robert K. Greenleaf. The ideas are both ancient and contemporary. Servant Leadership is meaningful, ethical, and practical, in its theory and practice.
The course provides an introductory description and interpretation of the historical development of sport from ancient civilizations to the present. Sport and its many forms will be examined including historical forces, institutions, and personalities which have shaped sport. The focus ranges from sport in early civilizations of antiquity including Greece and Rome to the amateur ideal and Olympism of the 20th Century; and from the influence of religious forces on the mind-body dichotomy to developments in college athletics and elite sport of modern times.
Non-classroom experiences in the field of sport management. Placements are generally off-campus, and may be full- or part-time, and with or without pay. Credit for experiences must be sought prior to occurance, and learning contracts must be submitted before the end of the first week of the semester. A maximum of 15 credits of 287/487 can be used to meet graduation requirements. See the experiential learning: internship section of this catalog for details. Restricted to students with freshman or sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit. Graded CR/NC.
This course focuses on the application of the principles of finance to the sport and leisure industries. Students will examine various revenue sources for financing sport, including fundraising, sponsorships, public-sector financing, ticket sales, merchandise and concession sales, and licensing. Other topics will include budgeting, facility leasing and construction, business plan development, and the economic impact of sport events have on communities.
This course provides students fundamental knowledge and skills in designing and managing sport and recreational events and facilities. The course examines facility requirements and enhancements for both indoor and outdoor areas, planning for events from routine athletic schedules to special events and tournaments, scheduling of facilities and events, and equipment management, with attention to issues of liability and risk management.
Students gain practical experience, enhance skills learned in the classroom, and acquire contacts with sport management professionals. This course combines several hours per week of on-site field experience with one hour of class time weekly. (Amount of time in the field depends on number of credits being earned). Students are placed with organizations which permit the student to interact with sport management professionals in their workplace. Selecting a site is a shared responsibility between the student and the instructor.
Advanced level internship experience in the sport industry. Internship sites are usually off-campus, generally part-time, and are discussed and approved by the student's advisor. This advanced level experience provides the opportunity for juniors and seniors to gain valuable applied experience in an area directly related to the sub-discipline area as relates to their career goal. See the office of Career Services three to six months prior to the time an internship is planned. Requires a 2.3 GPA. Students must register for credit prior to the start date of the internship.
This particular section of The Ethical Life prepares students for taking on the ethical challenges that come with assuming a leadership role in a profession, organization, or community. Students will examine Servant Leadership, and learn how it is grounded in an ethical approach to life, and then discover ways in which servant leaders create ethical cultures and resolve ethical problems in real life situations.
Courses on topics of interest to sport management students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by instructor. Restricted to students with freshman or sophomore standing. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.