Fall 2011 classes

The following classes address issues of sports, media and society and have been scheduled for offer at UT-Austin in Fall 2011. Classes in the College of Communication are indicated with an asterisk (*). Note prerequisites and restrictions as indicated in the Office of the Registrar. Additional classes are offered by the Department of Kinesiology, though they may be restricted to their majors.

Sports Journalism* (unique 07600)

Melanie Hauser

T: 200 to 500p and T: 500 to 800p in CMA A4.316

J 359T offers instruction on the contemporary professional skills and techniques in the practices of journalism. Coverage of sports and athletics, including interviewing coaches and athletes, investigative reporting, the business side of sports, ethical issues for sports journalists, and writing sidebars and color stories.

Prerequisite: Admission to a journalism area of concentration. Additional prerequisite: Journalism 320D or 322D with a grade of at least C. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Integrated Comm for Sports* (unique 05835)

Fran Harris

TH: 500 to 800p in BEL 328

ADV 378 offers an overview of general event, sports and athlete marketing and promotion. The class will analyze sports consumer behavior, event promotion strategies and comprehensive sports marketing plans. This class will meet on Thursdays at a time and location to be announced. Upper division standing is required to register

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Meets with ADV 391K, KIN 352K.

Legal Issues for Advertising and Public Relations in Sports* (unique 05818)

Tullos Wells

TH: 330 to 630p in RLM 7.104

ADV 378surveys and dissects the spectrum of legal issues associated with the advertising and public relations practices within the sports industry. This class addresses the unique concerns of leagues, teams, entertainment venues and media outlets in the course of promoting both professional and amateur sporting events.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Meets with PR 378.

The Business of Sports Media* (unique 05425)

Michael J. Cramer

W: 630 to 930p in CMA A2.320

COM 325 unpacks facets of the business of sports-related media including network television, cable and satellite tv, print, radio, social media and Internet will be presented. Explores how the business of sports media operates both as a business generating revenue and content, and as a provider and disseminator of information and critique. Guest speakers from various sports\media entities that have an impact in this area will join the class in discussion of key issues.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Meets with J 349T, ADV 378, PR 378.

African Americans in Sport (unique 63910)

Dr. Louis Harrison

TTH: 930 to 1100a in SZB 370 and F: 900 to 1000a in CBA 4.324

UGS 303 offers perspective on the historical development of the African American sport experience. Analysis of research on physical differences, racial stereotyping, identity development, social influences and how they impact ethnic participation patterns in particular sports.

This class is a large-group lecture and discussion class focusing on a contemporary issue. Designed to introduce undergraduates to scholarly analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes an introduction to University resources, such as research facilities, museums, and attendance at University lectures or performances as assigned. Multiple sections may be offered in the fall and spring with various topics and instructors. Only one of the following may be counted: Tutorial Course 301, 302, Undergraduate Studies 302, 303. Restricted to first-year students.

Race, Gender and Sports (unique 39563)

Dr. Frank Guridy

MWF: 100 to 200p in GAR 0.132

HIS 366N Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Meets with AFR 374E.

Rhetoric of Sports Starts (unique 43985)

Rachel A. Wise

MWF: 900 to 1000a in PAR 101

RHE 309K is a writing course focused on studying and practicing methods of rhetorical analysis within the contexts of disputed issues of academic, political, or cultural significance.

Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 or 306Q. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. May be counted toward the writing flag requirement. Designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students.

Art, Sport and the Meaning of Life (unique 42825)

Dr. Tara A. Smith

TTH: 200 to 330p in WAG 112

TC 302 is restricted to first-year Plan II students. Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reporting around a central interdisciplinary topic. Designed to introduce undergraduates to scholarly analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes an introduction to University resources, such as research facilities, museums, and attendance at University lectures or performances as assigned. May be counted toward the writing flag requirement.

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