Sports, Science and Society Minor Requirements

Program Co-Directors:Lee McGinnis

Office: Stanger Hall 101-B

Phone: 508-565-1971
lmcginnis@stonehill.eduAkira Motomura

Office: Duffy Academic Center 290

Phone: 508-565-1149
amotomura@stonehill.edu


The Sports, Science and Society minor requires the completion of six courses.

Students may not count more than 3 courses from their major towards the Sports, Science and Society minor requirements.

Complete Two Required Courses

Code Course Credits

ECO 244

The Economics of Sports

Offered: Spring Semester

The course analyzes the industry of sports, particularly professional and big-time college sports, using and developing tools of economic analysis, mainly microeconomics. Topics include the salary structure of professional team sports and the effects of free agency; the factors affecting sports attendance; the value of sports programming to broadcasters and the effect of television revenue; issues in college sports like conference realignment, television contracts, and eligibility rules; the economic effects of professional sports franchises and stadia; and factors affecting competitive balance.

Course may be applied to the American Studies and Sports, Science & Society programs.

3

PSY 323

Sport Psychology

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Examination of theories related to sport, team behavior and sport cognition, and how psychological and social factors affect performance, behavior, and coaching. Topics include: motivation, coaching, team dynamics, mental skills and performance enhancement, confidence, drug use and eating disorders in sport, and youth sport.

Course may be applied to the Sports, Science & Society program.

3

Complete Two of the Following Courses

Code Course Credits

BUS 124

Sport Management

Offered: Fall Semester

Overview of the field of sport management (professional and amateur; athletic and recreational) with emphasis on facility planning and management, special event planning, fiscal management and budgeting, international sports, personnel management, marketing and promotion, and risk management. Discussion of current issues in sports and their solutions.

Course may be applied to the Sports, Science & Society program.

3

BUS 348

Sports Marketing

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2018, 2020

Sports marketing is course that examines the marketing of sports products and the marketing through sports, or how companies use sports platforms to brand and market their products. Content specific to sports includes fan behavior, sponsorship, leveraging, licensing, and endorsements. Marketing strategies will incorporate traditional segmentation, targeting, positioning, and marketing mix components.

Course may be applied to the Sports, Science & Society program.

3

ENG 258

Literature and Sports

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Students will read and study literature that draws on or engages in some way sports and its diverse cultures. Some of the stories, novels, and essays will be about sports; others will, for example, incorporate sports into their broader aesthetic and social visions; others still will use the culture of sport as the canvas on which to paint characters and their internal lives.

Course may be applied to the Sports, Science and Society program.

3

REL 288

Religion and Sports

Offered: Spring 2018

Most sports originated in ancient religious ceremonies and rituals. This course will examine both the religious and historical beginnings of sports, while also exploring the many phenomenal similarities between religion and sports. The course will investigate the ways that both religion and sports influence, alter, and even fulfill the spiritual, social, and psychological needs of their respective adherents.

3

WRI 251

Who Wins? Writing about Sports Rivalries

Offered: Summer

Red Sox or Yankees? This course explores sports rivalries in American literature and popular culture, probing social, ethical, and political aspects while sharpening students' skills in writing, textual analysis, and public presentation. Emphasis will be placed on the position of sports rivalries within a wider cultural context, critical inquiry, and the writing process.

Course may be applied to the American Studies and Sports, Science & Society programs.

3
Note: If more than two of the courses above are taken, then the additional courses taken may be applied as electives below.

Complete Two Electives Courses

Code Course Credits

BUS 333

Organizational Behavior

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The study of individuals and groups within the context of the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, group processes, decision-making, workplace diversity, power, conflict and negotiation, communication, and organizational culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on relevant and important issues facing organizations today. Extensive use of teams, cases, skill-based exercises, and readings.

Course may be applied to the Business and Sports, Science & Society minors.

3

BUS 334

Business Ethics: Moral Perspectives and Business Decisions

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Examines moral perspectives for business and firms, and applies them to real world phenomena. Focuses on the business decisions to embrace ethical consideration and provide social impacts. Extensive use of case discussion and team assignments. Topics include ethical reasoning, stakeholder management, corporate governance, socially responsible investment, environmental sustainability, and moral issues in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing.

3

BUS 448

Global Marketing

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of the marketing of goods and services in the international environment, the activities that take place within the firm preparing to enter the international marketplace, and the issues relevant to coordinating the marketing activities of the multinational corporation. Emphasizes the cultural, economic, and political factors affecting marketing strategies. Extensive use of case studies.

Course may be applied to the Sports, Science & Society program.

3

DSC 201

Introduction to Data Science

Offered: Fall Semesters

Introduction to the theory and practice of data science. This course exposes students to the range of applications across fields and provides rudimentary coverage of data structures, simple data queries, the types and goals of analytic models and modern visualization. Lecture, exercises, projects and guest speakers.

Course may be applied to the Data Science and Sports, Science & Society programs.

3

SPT 475

Internship in Sports, Science & Society

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The internship program is designed to enhance knowledge of the environment and constraints of an athletic setting. It is geared to give the student an opportunity to apply concepts and skills acquired in the classroom.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship. Course may be applied to the Sports, Science and Society minor.

3
Note: Courses not listed above may be eligible to count towards the minor, based on topic and content, with the approval of the Program Director(s). No more than one internship may be counted as an elective.