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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Spring 2018 Courses

ADSA 750401  Sports Law and Compliance
This course is designed to provide an overview of the legal concepts and principles that relate to sports as a recreational pursuit and sports as a business. The class and assignments will explore the relationship of law to organized sports, intercollegiate sports and professional sports. Legal theories will be discussed and their application analyzed through discussion, research and application to current and ongoing events in sports. We will also develop an understanding of the rules of sports, on field, off field, contract related and  created through the collective bargaining process.
Mon, 6:30–9:00, Jan 22–May 14, Brian Cook

ADSA 801101  The History of Sport
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Woods College website or on the course Canvas page for more detailed information.
Sport is one of the largest businesses in the contemporary world. In its various forms, sporting competitions stretch across the globe, and in addition to national variants and indigenous sports, also attract a global media and support base in the form of mega events and Olympic Games. The aim of this course is to understand how sport developed around the world. In doing so the course will not only explain how sport has become a global obsession that dominates the media, sponsorship and marketing rights and is the daily obsession of millions, but also assesses how ancient and nineteenth century ideals came to be enshrined in contemporary sport. After all, sport is not without meaning. There is the basic point of who won the game, but as a society we also ask how the game was played. On the one hand we are content to see elite players being paid of millions of dollars for throwing or kicking a ball, but also demand of them that they play the game the right way, that they adhere to a moral code centered on rules and that they are a good role model. Much of this meaning that is given to contemporary sport can therefore appear contradictory. Unless we understand the history of sport then we cannot understand the modern forms that various sports take.
Thurs, 6:30–9:00, Jan 18–May 10, Mike Cronin

ADSA 801201  Sports Media and Public Affairs
This is a hybrid course, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Please refer to the course syllabus on the Woods College website or on the course Canvas page for more detailed information.


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Tues, 6:30–9:00, Jan 16–May 8, The Department