Sport Media

Overview

Sport media is a fast-growing field of study due to the ever-increasing popularity of sports around the world. New forms of communication brought on by advancing technologies have opened the door for many career opportunities. At Grace, the Sport Media major combines the study of sport management with the study of journalism and media communication to prepare students for such career possibilities. Students learn how to reach a mass audience using a curriculum that spans the media range and hones their communication skills through the Journalism/Communication major. Students completing the program will be involved in applied learning opportunities across campus and possibly with major sport organizations and events during their course work, taking advantage of opportunities such as practicums, volunteer opportunities and internships.

Course Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. in Sport Media

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

SMT 1110 Introduction to Sport Management

An introduction to the field of sport management. This course allows the student to investigate the various career options and curriculum choices in sport management.

SMT 4000 Sport Media

A study of the emergence and significance of sport in the media. The student will gain expertise in the areas of sport journalism and sport communication.

COM 3320 Critical Media Studies

A critical survey of mass media, and its effect on societal structure. This course surveys media from a variety of perspectives in order to understand the role that media has in shaping various worldviews. It explores economic controls, governmental controls, problems, effects of media, and societal evolution of the information and entertainment media.

JOU 2140 Newspaper Journalism

Instruction and practice in writing for newspapers, including current news, features, sports, government, editorials, etc. Includes practical experience writing for the campus and local newspapers.

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