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Selected Recently Taught Courses (click on course title for recent syllabus):

SPTM 223: Principles of Recreation

As an introductory course in recreation services, emphasis is placed on the history, concepts, principles, and philosophical rationale of the recreation movement. Types of recreation sponsorship are analyzed, and a detailed investigation is made into the function of governmental levels in recreation. Future implications for recreation as a profession are analyzed in light of current trends. Course topics include philosophy, history, theory, and survey of public and private recreation service organizations.  As an introductory course in recreation and leisure services, emphasis is placed on the history and development of concepts, principles, and philosophical rationale of the recreation movement.  The development of leisure and recreation is investigated from ancient to modern times.  Future implications for recreation as a profession are analyzed in light of current trends.  Course topics include historical investigations of the philosophic and theoretical bases of public and private recreation service organizations. 

SPTM 336: Governance and Ethics in Sport

Encourage students to integrate management and ethical theory with governance and policy development practices. Introduction to the power and politics, as well as the ethical problems, dilemmas, and conflicts within different sport organizations and the basics of managerial activities necessary for sport governance and policy development.

SPTM 337: Recreational Sports Administration

As a specialized course in recreational sport service delivery and management, an overview of programmatic elements and techniques in recreational sports is provided.  Topics include informal, intramural, club, extramural, and instructional sports programming; values of recreational sports; and terminology and career opportunities in various recreational sport settings. 

SPTM 453: Diversity in Sport

This course explores how historical and contemporary forces in society have shaped the opportunities and experiences of various cultural groupings in the realm of sport.  In particular, the course will focus on diversity issues as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality and physical ability/disability.  Examples of possible topics include: Native American names and mascots for sport teams, homophobia in sport, social class stratification in sport, gender equity in collegiate sport, and the expansion of sporting opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 

SPTM 492: Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise

This course will enable students to integrate information from their educational experiences to critically examine and analyze contemporary issues in sport and exercise from an interdisciplinary perspective. Current issues, trends, and challenges will be presented with the intent of provoking thorough and stimulating debate, so that students may identify their role in the resolution of issues.

SPTM 605: Dimensions of Diversity and Society in Sport Organizations

This course explores how historical and contemporary forces in society have shaped the opportunities and experiences of various cultural groupings in the realm of sport. In particular, the course will focus on diversity issues as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality and physical ability/disability. Careful attention will be paid to the impact and professional challenges surrounding cultural and organizational diversity within sport and society. Examples of possible topics include: Native American names and mascots for sport teams, homophobia in sport, social class stratification in sport, gender equity in collegiate sport, and the expansion of sporting opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

SPTM 592: Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise 


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