History of Sport – SMGT 201

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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. 




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

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. Understand the role of culture (more specifically sport) as a lens to study and evaluate American history.

B. Analyze how categories of race, gender, social class, disability, age, and other factors have affected sport participation.

C. Understand the significant events, ideas, and figures of American sports history.

D. Develop effective communication through research, writing and presentation.

E. Review biblical principles for integration into writing and presentation.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Each student will be required to participate in Discussion Board Forums in Modules/Weeks 3 and 6. Answers to the discussion questions should be well thought out, presented using good grammar and spelling, and to the point.

Each Discussion Board Forum will be divided into 2 parts: a thread in response to the instructor’s prompt and a reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Thus, in order to earn full credit for each forum, the student’s interaction must include 1 thread, which must be submitted by Thursday deadline and 2 replies which must be submitted by Monday deadline. Each thread must be 300–400 words and should incorporate 1 scripture reference and at least 1 resource (e.g. textbook or a scholarly journal). Each reply must be at least 100 words and incorporate at least 1 citation. Discussion board posts must be made in accordance with current APA format. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E).

Assignment Journals (5)

The student will choose 3 questions from the list provided for each module. All answers must relate to the assigned chapters and will be typed in Microsoft Word following current APA format. The written assignments must include at least 1 reference in addition to the course textbook and the Bible for each answer. Each answer must be 200–300 words. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

PowerPoint Presentation

Each student will develop and post a PowerPoint presentation over an assigned chapter in the textbook. Assignments of which specific chapter will be during week 2. There must be a minimum of 10 slides and no more than 25 slides per presentation, as well as being informative regarding the content of the chapter. (MLO: C, D, E).

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module(s)/week(s). 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. MLO: A, B, C, D, E).