Sports and Society

Sports and Society provides students a basis for understanding the sports industry and the broader economic, political, religious, cultural, ethnic, and social systems that apply to the world of sports. Selected courses should emphasize the development of a fundamental skill set in economics, accounting, and general management theory as well as an increased understanding and ability to evaluate multiple perspectives on social and cultural change, and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of conflicting points of view  

Focus theme requirements stipulate that students to take one course in accounting and one in economics. Additional courses must include at least two different disciplines that emphasize development of and appreciation of the economic, political, religious, cultural, ethnic, and social systems that apply to the world of sports.

Student learning outcomes: 

  • Understanding of basic financial reports and budgets.
  • Understanding of basic market economics, supply, and demand.
  • Understanding theories regarding teams including issues related to cultural, gender, and socioeconomic diversity.
  • Understanding issues related to the role sports plays in society.
  • Greater preparedness to understand workplace issues.
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