SPMC150
Introduction to Sports Media and Communication

Description: Examines the primary concepts and conflicts in contemporary sports communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPMC189H
Issues and Ethics in Sports: Cheaters, Billionaires and Mega Media: American Sports in the 21st Cent

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program

Description: Examine issues and ethics in a variety of sports institutions, including college and professional sports, the media, the business of sports, and the role fans play in these dynamics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

SPMC191
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

SPMC250
Beginning Sports Writing for News and Promotion

Prerequisites: SPMC 150 and JOUR 200A with grade of C or better in both.

Description: Introduction to a variety of writing styles and techniques to develop effective sports-oriented communications for diverse audiences and media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

SPMC291
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

SPMC350
Sports Data Visualization and Analytics

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A with a C or higher; ADPR 151, ADPR 221, ADPR 283 or BRDC 227, BRDC 269, BRDC 260 or SPMC 150, 250 or JOUR 200B with a C or higher

Description: Using brainpower and software to understand and analyze raw data related to sports.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPMC 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPMC391
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

SPMC450
Sports Media and Communication Capstone

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A with a C or higher; ADPR 151, ADPR 221, ADPR 283 or BRDC 227, BRDC 269, BRDC 260 or SPMC 150, 250 or JOUR 200B with a C or higher; senior standing and permission code

Description: Apply sports media and communication skills and knowledge to a team- and project-based learning challenge that culminates in a real-world presentation or publication.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

SPMC460
Advanced Sports Data Analysis

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A with a C or higher; ADPR 151, ADPR 221, ADPR 283 or BRDC 227, BRDC 269, BRDC 260 or SPMC 150, 250 or JOUR 200B with a C or higher; SPMC 350 or JOUR 307; junior standing

Description: Study the problems of classification, the issues involved and the steps to apply machine learning to problems in communicating sports data. Specific focus is on creating explanatory content - written and graphical - using predictive algorithms applied to games, leagues and sports gambling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPMC464
Sports Media Relations & PromotionsCrosslisted with ADPR 464, ADPR 864, SPMC 864

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, JOUR 200A with a C or higher; ADPR 151, ADPR 221, ADPR 283 or BRDC 227, BRDC 269, BRDC 260 or SPMC 150, 250 or JOUR 200B with a C or higher; junior standing

Description: Issues in sports media relations and integrated marketing communications. Background of the unpredictable nature of the sports industry and the relationships with its various publics and the media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPMC491
Special Topics

12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree

Description: Topics vary

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

SPMC496
Independent Study in Sports Media and Communication

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Independent study; topic and assignments to be arranged between a student and supervising faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

SPMC499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by permission

Candidate for degree with distinction or high distinction or highest distinction in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Description: Independent research/creative activity project; topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

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