Sport and Event Tourism Planning And Impacts – TOUR 603

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

Course Description

This course is an investigation into the planning process for special events and sport tourism. Potential economic, social, and environmental impacts of events are examined as they apply to the various tourism and event stakeholders.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This is a required course in the Sport Management Master’s Degree Tourism cognate. Managers in a sport or tourism organization need to consider the potential impacts of their decisions on a variety of stakeholders, including the host community. This course will address the economic, sociological, and environmental impacts that events have on host communities, emphasizing on leaving a positive legacy.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the event planning process as it applies to travel and tourism organizations.
  2. Describe the role of sports and special events as part of a destination’s tourism strategy.
  3. Identify the positive and negative impacts as well as the legacies associated with tourism and events.
  4. Describe how the various event stakeholders are impacted by economic, social, and environmental outcomes.
  5. Explain the steps in the event process including the bidding, preparation, hosting, and evaluation (post-event) periods.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Board Forums (2)

There will be 2 required Discussion Board Forums. The student must post a thread in the selected modules/weeks in response to the provided prompt/question posed in the Discussion Board Forum. The thread must be a minimum of 500 words. The thread must also build upon the information in the readings as well as include reflective statements and specific applications of the concepts presented in the textbook. The student must also reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each of the replies must be a minimum of 250 words and must build upon the ideas in the thread.

Article Critiques (2)

There are 2 Article Critiques in this course. Each of the Article Critiques must consist of a summary, explanation, and application of 3 peer-reviewed articles. The articles must all be related to the same topic from the specified modules/weeks. The Article Critiques must follow current APA guidelines and must consist of a title page, abstract, the body of the paper (minimum of 5 pages), and a reference list.

Event Bid Assignment

The Event Bid Assignment will consist of the student’s response to a request for a proposal (RFP) of a sports event. The RFP will be provided to the student on Blackboard. This assignment must follow current APA guidelines and must include a title page, abstract, response to the RFP (minimum of 8 pages), and a reference list. Peer-reviewed sources are not required for this assignment; however, the student must cite at least 3 sources in current APA format for all details included in answering the RFP (items that are not common knowledge).

Tests (4)

There are 4 tests in this course. Each test will cover the assigned Reading & Study material for 2 modules/weeks. Each test will be open-book/open-notes, contain 4 essay questions, and have 2-hour time limit.