Sports and Society Concentration, Sports Communication (BA)

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The Sports and Society concentration offers students the ability to create a customized mixture of skills in sports media production and critical/cultural analysis. Students tailor the combination of courses to their interest to further develop their critical thinking and communication skills to respond to specific, crucial needs they identify in the changing and growing sports communication job market. Students can blend classes in journalism, public relations, advertising, business, media studies, and communication studies to prepare for a broad variety of careers in the sports industry. 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following:16
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP (2.0 quarter hours)
RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION (Topic: Gender & Sports)
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Topic: Sports Rhetoric)
EVENT SALES, SERVICE & PROMOTION
NEWS REPORTING
INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE REPORTING AND PRODUCTION
SPORTS TALK & MULTIMEDIA
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
SPORTS REPORTING
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Content Creation)
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Producing)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Online Sports Reporting)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Opinion & Column Writing)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Topic: Sports Blogging)
RADIO BROADCASTING
TOPICS IN TELEVISION STUDIES (Sports related topics)
TOPICS IN FAN STUDIES (Sports related topics)
SPORTS FANDOM
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHICAGO SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS (Topic: Legal Issues in Sports)
SPECIAL TOPICS (Topic: San Diego Sports Consulting Project)
SPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
DESIGN APPLICATIONS FOR PRAD PROFESSIONALS
EVENT PLANNING
PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS
CONSUMER PROMOTION
COMMUNICATION LAW
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
BRANDED CONTENT
SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM
TOPICS IN SPORTS COMMUNICATION
SPORTS MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS
SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS
SPORTS CONTENT CREATION
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