History of Sport – SMGT 201

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course investigates the historical development of sport and recreational activities practiced in North America. Major influences on the development of sport are examined including religions beliefs, social and cultural values, economics, politics, and technological advances. 

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


As sport is a reflection and re-enforcer of society, it is important for the aspiring sport management professional to understand how society and sport affect each other. By understanding the reasons behind past events in sport history, and comprehending recent phenomenons, students will be able to theorize on possible future sport developments

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussion (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Each student will be required to participate in Discussions. Answers to the discussion questions should be well thought out, presented using good grammar and spelling, and to the point. Your discussion should provide clear insights, ideas, and questions that advance the discussion. Each thread must be 300-400 words, and each reply must be at least 150. Each thread must be supported by at least 2-3 citations, and each reply must be supported by at least 1 citation. Discussion posts must be made in accordance with current APA format. Please refer to the assignment instructions for specific details.  (CLO: A, B, C, D, E). 

Research Assignments (5)

The student will answer questions related to the assigned chapters. The answer to each question must be 200-300 words. These answers will be typed in Microsoft Word following current APA format. The research assignments must include at least 1 reference in addition to the course textbook and include a scriptural reference that relates to the topic, for each answer. Please refer to the assignment instructions for specific details.  (CLO: A, B, C, D, E) 

Powerpoint Presentation Assignment

Each student will develop and submit a PowerPoint presentation over a chapter of their choice from the textbook. There must be a minimum of 10 slides and no more than 15 slides per presentation, as well as being informative regarding the content of the chapter. Please refer to the assignment instructions for specific details. (CLO: C, D, E). 

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 7 multiple-choice and 5 true/false, 2 short answer questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. CLO: A, B, C, D, E).