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Number:SM442
Name:Leadership and Ethics in Sport Management
Description:This course examines the ethical issues individuals face in Sport Management settings. Emphasis is placed on ethical dilemmas sport managers encounter in the daily operation of commercial, recreational, and educational athletic programs. In addition, students study leadership behavior and its effects on employee motivation in an athletic setting. (Offered in alternate years with College Athletics.)
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Alt years with SM443 in spring
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): SM125
Junior standing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Build and critically analyze personal beliefs regarding ethical theory and its application to sport • Critically analyze the place of ethics in sport management and characteristics of social responsibility • Study and evaluate the concepts of values with emphasis on the need for definitions and clarity of language, both written and oral • Investigate and critically analyze some of the “major” ethical theories • Investigate and evaluate the specific moral duties of those within sport and sport management industry including athletic directors, athletes, coaches, managers and the media • Review the need for professional ethics and the value of social responsibility in the sport industry • Review, analyze, and critique models and sample codes of ethics • Examine and critically analyze the relationships existing between job functions and ethics in various sport settings • Review and evaluate ethical models of decision making in sport with an emphasis on moral problems in sport environments • Examine and critically analyze obligations of the sport manager to consumers with an emphasis on the ethical issues related to advertising • Examine and critically analyze the relationships existing between job functions and ethics in various sport settings • Review and evaluate ethical models of decision making in sport with an emphasis on moral problems in sport environments • Examine and critically analyze obligations of the sport manager to consumers with an emphasis on the ethical issues related to advertising.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 (none) West $0 $0 $0
S 2015 No Text Required Cragen $0 $0 $0
S 2014 No Text Required Cragen $0 $0 $0
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Cragen $0 $0 $0
F 2011 The Business of Sports : Cases and Text on Strateg 13:9780324233841 Foster, Gregg 1 cengage south wester Cragen $0 $0
F 2011 SPORTS ETHICS: FOR SPORTS 9780763743840 THORTON 12 J&B Cragen $69 $52
F 2010 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED NONE Cragen $0 $0
F 2009 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED 2-10-011112-4 NONE NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY Cragen $0 $0
S 2009 ETHICS IN SPORT 0-7360-6428-1 MORGAN 2 HUMAN KINETICS Cragen $56 $42
S 2008 ETHICS & MORALITY IN SPOR DESENSI FITNESS King $53 $40
S 2007 ETHICS & MORALITY IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (2ND) 1-885693-46-X DESENSI FITNESS INFO TECHNOL King $53 $40
S 2006 ETHICS+MORALITY IN SPORT MANAGEMENT DESENSI (2ND)03 King $52 $39
S 2005 Ethics and Morality in Sport Management 188569346x DeSensi 2 Fitness Info. Tech. King $0 $0
S 2004 Ethics and Morality in Sport Management 188569346x DeSensi 2 Fitness Info. Tech. King $0 $0
F 2002 Sports Ethics 0-07-092117-2 Lumpkin 2 MCG King $0 $0
F 2002 SPORT ETHICS 0072506075 LUMPKIN 2 MCG King $64 $48
F 2000 Sports Ethics 0-07-092117-2 Lumpkin 2 MCG King $54 $40
F 1999 Sports Ethics 0-07-092117-2 Lumpkin 2 MCG King $50 $0