Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Sport Foundations (SSFD)

SSFD 561  The History of Historically Black Colleges & Universities and the Sporting HBCU Diaspora  (3 Credits)  

This course takes a look at sports sociology in a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society. It encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills. It reviews the history of Black College Sports, specifically the SWAC and the role Black College Sports plays in Texas.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 562  Socio-Cultural and Ethical Foundations of Sport  (3 Credits)  

This course will enable students to have an understanding of the socio-cultural environment in which sport exists, the socio-cultural and ethical dilemmas confronted in sport, the social stratification and mobility opportunities provided through sport, the commercialization and mass media exploitation in sport, and the barriers to sport participation, including ethical and gender issues. Philosophical, political, societal moral, race, class and sexuality issues within sport will be addressed.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 661  Legal Aspects of Sport Business  (3 Credits)  

This course is a comprehensive review of legal aspects affecting sport, recreation, and fitness Industries. The range of review includes civil procedure; contracts; employment, leases, waivers; tort liability for coaches, administrators, employees, and independent contractors; 14th Amendment, Due Process and Equal Protection; product liability; and statutory regulation including Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Anti-Trust and IRS code.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 663  African Americans, Latin Americans & Women In Sports And The Sport Industry  (3 Credits)  

Knowledge of African American and Hispanic world views, cultural values, societal and socioeconomic factors form a basis for evaluation and development of physical activity/sport programs to assist academic retention and success. A historical and sociological study of women and sports in American culture and an examination of the recent changes in women's athletics.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 664  Problems In Urban Recreation and Sports  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a critical analysis of the causes and consequences of contemporary problems in urban sports. Students will utilize the case-study approach to examine the social, political and economic factors influencing the structure and experience of sport in American cities. Emphasis will be placed on formulating solutions and potentialstrategies to address identified problems.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 667  Graduate Sport Management Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Student is placed in a full-time position in the sport industry. (Prerequisities: Students must have completed all course work, must have sucessfully passed the comprehensive examination, and must have an approved application for Practicum. Also, an acceptable site must be available.) (Prerequisite: All preceding requirements for Master of Science.)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 668  Graduate Thesis In Progress  (3 Credits)  

The writing of the thesis is under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the graduate faculty of the Department of Health and Kinesiology. (Prerequisite: All preceding requirements for Master of Science.)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 896  Sport Management Study Away/Study Abroad I  (1 Credits)  

This course will provide students an examination of the principles involved in planning and managing external remote sporting events outside of Houston and Texas Southern University. It provides students with orientation, observations and field experiences in the development of external remote sporting events. Students will also partake in tours, hospitality management, and external remote sporting events related to the core product of the sporting competitions themselves. May be repeated for credit, up to 3 hours.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 897  Sport Management Study Away/ Study Abroad II  (1 Credits)  

This course will provide students an examination of the principles involved in planning and managing external remote sporting events outside of Houston and Texas Southern University. It provides students with orientation, observations and field experiences in the development of external remote sporting events. Students will also partake in tours, hospitality management, and external remote sporting events related to the core product of the sporting competitions themselves. May be repeated for credit.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 898  Global Sport, Culture, & Leadership  (3 Credits)  

Description This course will explore sport within several countries and the globalization of sport. Students will meet with and learn from entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, and leaders in sport business areas of marketing, operations, management, law, and others. This course will provide application for the development of skills necessary to be an effective and efficient leader regarding communication, motivation and corporate decision making in sport.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology

SSFD 8398  Global Sport, Culture & Leadership  (3 Credits)  

This course will explore sport within several countries and the globalization of sport. Students will meet with and learn from entrepreneurs, managers, administrators, and leaders in sport business areas of marketing, operations, management, law, and others. This course will provide application for the development of skills necessary to be an effective and efficient leader regarding communication, motivation and corporate decision making in sport.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Health & Kinesiology