This minor offers students the opportunity to examine important and timely sports-related issues in an ethical context as well as analyze sports from cross-cultural perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of sport mass media, sport communication, sports reporting, interpersonal and organizational communication, and the impact each has in our global society. The courses cover theory and practice in cross-platform communication, sports ethics and theoretical underpinnings, public relations, and marketing. The minor provides applied fundamentals for students seeking employment in the commercial world of sports (areas such as management or promotion of athletic organizations) and in sports media. The sport communication minor is offered jointly with the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism in the College of Education and Human Development.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|COMM 309||Writing across the Media||3|
|COMM 320||Business and Professional Communication||3|
|SPMT 201||Introduction to Sport Management||3|
|SPMT 430||Sport Communication||3|
|Select two electives from the following: 1,2||6|
|Introduction to Public Relations|
|Foundations of Intercultural Communication (Mason Core)|
|News Writing and Reporting|
|Video: Performance and Writing|
|Sports Writing and Reporting|
|Sports and the Media|
|Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport|
|Sport, Culture, and Society|
|Managing Intercollegiate Athletics|
|Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport|
|Sport Venues and Events|
|Sport Marketing and Sales|
|Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry|
|Global Perspectives in Sport|
|Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations|
|Special Topics in Sport Management|
Special topics courses, when relevant, may be used to fulfill this requirement with the prior written approval of the director.
COMM majors are required to take one elective SPMT course.