2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

SMGT-2920 1 hour Sport Business Management Practicum–Fa, Sp This practicum provides the sport business management major with the opportunity to assist an off-campus sport business professional for a required minimum of 40 total hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or permission of the instructor. SMGT-3180 Legal Issues in the Sport Industry–Sp 3 hours This course will focus on the three major areas of law that have a direct impact on the management of sport: tort liability and risk management, contract law, and constitutional law. Prerequisite: Junior status. SMGT-3200 Facility Design and Management–Fa 3 hours This course includes planning and designing areas and facilities in sports and utilization of those facilities for sporting events. Topics will include maintenance, supervision, scheduling, planning, renovation, etc. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the instructor. (Fee $35) SMGT-3300 Event Planning and Production–Sp 3 hours This course includes the process of planning for and organizing an event in sport. Organizing a plan for an event would include financial planning, risk management, scheduling, facility use, communication, promotions, registration, etc. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the instructor. SMGT-3880 1–3 hours Special Topics in Sport Management–Su This course will be a means of exposing students to current issues and trends in the sport industry. SMGT-4100 3 hours Sponsorship and Promotion in the Sport Industry–Fa This course builds upon basic principles of marketing by applying promotional and sponsorship activities to the sport and fitness industry. Areas of application include professional sport, intercollegiate sport, olympic sport, interscholastic sport, fitness clubs and resorts.. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor. (Fee: $65) SMGT-4200 Financing Sport Operations–Fa 3 hours This course provides the student with an overview of the financial aspects of the sport industry. SMGT-4850 1–3 hours Independent Study in Sport Management–Fa, Sp Independent study in the area of sport management by students pursuing the sport management major. Departmental approval is required. SMGT-4910 Athletic Administration Practicum–Fa, Sp 1 hour This practicum provides the sport management major the opportunity to assist a local athletic administrator with their responsibilities for a required minimum of 30 hours total. Prerequisites: SMGT-3200 Facility Design and Management; SMGT-3300 Event Planning and Production. SMGT-4990 6–12 hours Internship in Sport Business Management–Fa, Sp This internship is an actual work experience in a sport management setting. Students must work a minimum of 40 hours per credit hour. Capstone course. Departmental approval is required. Credit/no credit. (Fee: $35) Sociology (SOC) SOC-1300 Introduction to Sociology–Fa, Sp 3 hours Introduction to the concepts of sociology. The structure and processes of social life are studied. SOC-2200 Criminology–Fa 3 hours Introduction to the major criminological perspectives regarding crime causation. Selected notorious crimes are considered as case studies to enhance understanding of each perspective. Crosslisted as CRJU or SOC. SOC-2310 Juvenile Delinquency–Fa 3 hours Study and assessment of casual theory and problems of correction and prevention of delinquency. Crosslisted as CRJU or SOC. (Fee: $30) SOC-2330 Introduction to Social Work–Fa, Sp 3 hours See course description for SWK-2330 Introduction to Social Work. SOC-2400 Marriage and the Family–Fa, Sp 3 hours A biblical theology of marriage and the family is developed as a means by which to evaluate contemporary dating, marriage, and family arrangements. A major focus of the course is upon practical application related to such topics as dating/courtship, engagement, marital adjustment, in‑law relations, communication and conflict resolution, family planning, and discipline. SOC-2840 3 hours Concepts of Chemical Dependency–Fa Available to all students. This course presents an overview of the social, economic, political, legal, spiritual, and ethical considerations concerning the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in our culture. A primary emphasis of the course includes application of a biblical perspective to assess use of various philosophies and perspectives on drugs and abuse. Treatment and prevention options for individuals and families will be discussed. Crosslisted as CRJU, PYCH, SOC, or SWK. SOC-2900 Ethics in the Helping Professions–Sp 3 hours This course is designed to introduce the student to current issues and ethical dilemmas confronting professional helpers. The course encourages development of critical thinking skills by looking at dilemmas from a multifaceted point of view keeping in mind the ramifications decisions have on practice, services, and clients. Students learn to address dilemmas by drawing upon Scripture, professional values, and ethical principles as presented in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, as well as codes of ethics from other helping professions. The importance of human rights, justice, and mercy are incorporated throughout the course content. Crosslisted as SOC or SWK. SOC-3330 Social Stratification–Fa 3 hours Study of the class structure and its implications for American society. Prerequisite: SOC-1300 Introduction to Sociology. SOC-3340 Sociology of Religion–Fa 3 hours The relationship of religion to society with particular reference to contemporary movements. (even years) SOC-3420 Human Sexuality 2 hours Study of biblical content regarding human sexuality and an analysis of contemporary concepts within a framework of Christian thought. Crosslisted with PYCH-3420 Human Sexuality. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology or permission of instructor. SOC-3710 Family and Society–Sp 3 hours This sociological study of the family examines the scientific knowledge that exists about traditional and contemporary household arrangements. Research on alternative family forms is evaluated in light of public policy decisions and a biblical view of the family. SOC-3730 Social Problems–Sp 3 hours Study of selected social problems for the purpose of developing, understanding, and exploring approaches to the social treatment of these problems within a theistic framework. SOC-3750 Social Movements–Fa, Sp 3 hours See course description for HIST-3750 Social Movements. SOC-4440 Special Topics: Sociology 1–3 hours Investigation of specific topics in Social Science and History that have intrinsic worth and engage student interest. SOC-4720 Social Theory–Fa 3 hours Historical review of major sociological theorists and a critical examination of their theories from a theistic perspective. 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 293 Course Descriptions SMGT-2920 – SOC-4720