Sport and Event Tourism Planning And Impacts – TOUR 603

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

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


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.

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 1: Week 1.

Discussions (2)

There will be 2 required Discussions. The student must post a thread in the selected modules:weeks in response to the provided prompt/question posed in the Discussion. 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 1 classmates’ thread. The reply must be a minimum of 250 words and must build upon the ideas in the thread.

Article Critique Assignments (2)

There are 2 Article Critique Assignments in this course. Each of the Article Critique Assignments 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 Critique Assignments must follow current APA guidelines and must consist of a title page, abstract, the body of the paper, 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, 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).

Quizzes (4)

There are 4 quizzes in this course. Each quizt will cover the assigned Reading & Study material for 2 modules:weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 4 essay questions, and have a 90-minute time limit.