Sport Media Studies BA/BS

The Sports Media Studies degree is a joint degree offered by the Divisions of Movement and Sport Sciences and the Humanities. This degree combines coursework from multiple academic disciplines to prepare students to work in a variety of sports-related fields, such as sports information, journalism, broadcasting, digital production, media relations, and promotion and marketing.

Expected student learning outcomes include:

1. Students will be able to communicate orally.

2. Students will be able to communicate effectively in writing.

3. Students will be able to communicate effectively using a variety of communication and information technologies and media.

4. Students will be able to explain the significance of major moments in communication and media history (especially as they relate to sport).

5. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate individual, group, and mass media messages for how they work and for their consequences.

6. Students will be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences in communicative and media practices.

7. Students will be able to recognize an ethical responsibility to other individuals, the community, the discipline, the profession, and society as a whole based on various perspectives and associated standards of ethical communication in face-to-face and mediated environments.

8. Students will be able to explain how sport is impacted by various technologies and media.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00 - 5.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one must be a lab: 7.00 - 8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Selelct one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of foreign language if selecting Bachelors of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-40.00

Program Requirements

Communication Courses
COMM-301MEDIA RELATIONS3.00
COMM-345COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY3.00
COMM-350SPORTS COMMUNICATION3.00
COMM-380ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION3.00
COMM-394/494INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS3.00
COMM-440NEW MEDIA & COMMUNICATION3.00
ENGL-405MULTIMEDIA WRITING3.00
Select 9 credits from the following selectives:9.00
CREATIVE WRITING:NON-FICTION
CREATIVE WRITING:FICTION
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
ADOBE INDESIGN
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Kinesioligy Courses
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
KIN-420SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS3.00
KIN-425ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
KIN-487SPORT ADMINISTRATION3.00
KIN-488SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT3.00
KIN-489SPORT MARKETING AND ADVERTISING3.00
KIN-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY6.00
Select 6 credits from the following selectives:6.00
COMMUNITY HEALTH
TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS
HEALTH PROMOTION
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
Senior Research/Project
Select Communication option or Kinesiology option:6.00
Communication option:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
Kinesiology option:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I
RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II
Electives
Select 16 elective credits16.00
Total Credits83.00

Summary

General Education38
Communication Courses30
Kinesiology Courses31
Senior Research/Project6
Electives16
Total120