Course descriptions

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SM 203. Introduction to Sport Management. 3 hrs.  An overview of the history, foundation, and career opportunities in the sport industry.

SM 307. Organization and Administration of Sport Programs. 3 hrs. The organization and administrative of international sports programs.

SM 330. Issues in Sport Administration. 3 hrs. The course will focus on sport as a medium for integrating gender, ethnic, religious, political, and disability issues in society.

SM 332. Sport Information Management. 3 hrs. This course is designed to provide an overview of the aspects of publicity, communication and media relations in the sport industry.

SM 342. Sport, Management, and Leadership. 3 hrs. Course will cover the basic principles of management and leadership as they apply to the sport industry.

SM 392. Practicum in Sport Administration. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisites: This course will give the student the opportunity to gain practical experience with current professionals in the field of sport administration. Three hours minimum required.

SM 395. Sport Sales Methods and Techniques. 3 hrs. Examines the sales process in the sport industry including theories, research and development of sport sales.

SM 400. Security and Risk Management of Sport. 3 hrs. An overview of security issues and effective risk management strategies for sport organizations and event organizers. Legal concepts related to facility and employee management, event safety and security planning, risk assessment, and emergency preparedness.

SM 410. Introduction to Sport Marketing. 3 hrs. An analysis of sport promotion processes, finance, consumer behavior, marketing, and principles of athletic fundraising.


The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)