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Urban Studies Major

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The Bachelor of Sciences in Urban Studies degree is a multidisciplinary program that draws on Coppin State University’s current course offers and faculty strengths to provide students with a comprehensive generalist approach to the study of urban life. Upon completion of the degree, graduates will be able to approach urban issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, and demonstrate an appreciation for the diverse nature of urban populations and the unique issues they face. The urban studies program will prepare students for entry to mid-level public sector positions, as well as private nonprofit and for profit careers that will utilize urban studies program skills and knowledge. The program will give students an overall understanding of problems and opportunities for change across metropolitan areas. Urban studies majors will be encouraged to perform community service throughout the program, which will culminate in a required comprehensive internship.

The urban studies program as part of the urban centered Coppin State University legacy and mission provide students a skill building and knowledge base to examine the economic, political, environmental, and social forces that shape urban areas. According to the Department of Census statistics, almost 80 percent of the United States population lives in urban areas. The proportion is much higher for blacks and people of color. Therefore, Coppin State University is in a unique position to expose students to a balance of theory and practice and to be learners and leaders in addressing urban challenges and promoting solutions.

General requirements for degree

Urban Studies students must complete 120 credit hours to receive the Bachelors degree. This includes 40 credits of general education requirements, 51 credit hours in the urban studies major and additional courses to complete the university’s degree requirement of 120 credit hours. These elective hours may include a minor or part of a second major.

Urban Studies Majors are expected to choose a Minor

Urban Studies students will confer with their faculty advisor to choose a minor or a set of elective courses that coincide with their academic and/or `career interests.

Adult Education, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Economics, English, Foreign Language: Spanish, Geography, Global Studies, History, Journalism, Management Science, Mass Communication: Communication, Management, Communication Research, Communication Technology, Mathematics, Non-Profit Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Private Security Administration, Psychology, Reading Education, Sociology, Sports Management, and Urban Recreation, Social Welfare.

Foundation Courses (9 credits) must be taken in sequential order

URST 201 Introduction to Urban Studies
URST 301 Urban Theory
URST 401 Urban Studies Internship
Core Courses (42 Credits)

ECON 201 Introduction to Economics
OR

POSC 300 American Political Economy
HIST 318 History of African Americans in American Cities
HIST 319 Urban America Since 1870
SOCI 301 Community Organization
POSC 301 United States Government
POSC 302 State and Local Government
SOSC 304 Intro to Public Administration
SOSC 307 Urban Planning
SOSC 340 Intro to Nonprofit Leadership
GEOG 406 Urban Geography
HEED 420 Community Health
SOCI 406 Sociology of the City
SOSC 407 Social Research Methods
OR

SOSC 430 Social Science Applications

Total: 51 Credits


Urban Studies Major

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition 3
*MATH 125 Math for Liberal Arts 3
*»HIST 205
A A History I
3
General Elective 3
Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 122


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Sports Management Major

The Sports Management program prepares undergraduate students for professional careers in Sports Management in both the private and public sectors.

 

The program is designed to assist students in acquiring organizational and managerial expertise in the health, fitness, and sports management fields as well as to assist students in gaining an understanding of personnel management and supervisory dynamics. The Sports Management Program is dedicated in ensuring that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to launch careers in professional companies in business, marketing, medicine, and journalism. Graduates are encouraged to seek job and career opportunities globally.

 


Also, the curriculum of the Sports Management program enables students to gain extraordinary and theoretical knowledge from courses, such as Sport Governance and History, Facility & Equipment/Event Management, Community Recreation & Fitness, Sports, Ethics & the Law, and Organization & Administration of Recreation.

 

Also, students gain valuable and practical experience by completing both a practicum and an internship in the professional sports community. See website for more detailed information. Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Sports Management must choose a concentration in one of the following areas:
  • Sports Business
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sport Medicine

SPORTS BUSINESS CONCENTRATION

The sports industry is a billion-dollar industry continuously growing both financially and globally. This creates the necessity to have individuals with the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and manage sports businesses and organizations.

 

Students selecting the sports business concentration will acquire general management skills with a heavy emphasis in program development and administration and financial management, learning the application of such knowledge and skills to the health, fitness, and sports industries. Additionally, students will study the fundamental concepts, theories, and organization of management as it applies to the field of sports and recreation. Students with a sports business concentration may pursue careers in academic settings, intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, fitness and recreation clubs/facilities, and sports governing bodies (NCAA, U.S. Olympic Committee, etc.).

 


Core Requirements

 SPMT 101  Sport Governance & History  3
 SPMT 201 Facility & Equip./Event Management  3
SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sport  3
SPMT 243 Psychological Aspect of Sports  3
RECR 331 Community Recreation and Fitness  3
SPMT 332 Sports, Ethics and the Law 3
RECR 339 Problems In Urban Rec. & Sports  3
SPMT 435 Organization & Administration of Recreation  3
SPMT 400 Sport Management Practicum  6
SPMT 405 Sport Management Internship 12
Total Credits
42

 

Sports Business Concentration

ECON 103 Intro To Bus. & Entrepreneurial Economics  3
ECON 211 Principles of Economics I  3
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting I  3
MKTG 310 Marketing For Managers  3
ACCT 202 Financial Accounting II  3
MGMT 404 Managerial Communications  3
MKTG 465 Advertising  3
Total Credits
21

 

Physical Education Electives & Recommended General Electives (5 credits each)

All Sport Business, Journalism, and Marketing Concentration students are required to complete 5 credits hours in both Physical Education and Recommended Free Electives.

 


Physical Education Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
PHED 103 (3), PHED 151 (1), PHED 241 (2), PHED 251 (2), PHED 252 (2), PHED 351 (2), PHED 352 (2), PHED 451 (2)

 


Recommended General Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
HEED 110 (3), HEED 201 (2), HEED 205 (2), KNES 202 (3), KNES 301 (3), KNES 302 (3),  PHED 343 (2),  SPCH 202 (3), SPCH 204 (3)

Sports Journalism Concentration

The media industry is expanding and advancing globally and technologically. It includes television, radio broadcasts, the Internet, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and public relations.
Students choosing the sports journalism concentration will be prepared for professional positions in a wide variety of sports careers in the media industry, including sports information, broadcast, public relations, editing, and sports writing. Students will acquire essential knowledge in such classes as Media Production for Advertising & Public Relations, Writing for the Media, Reporting Public Affairs, and Article and Feature Writing. These courses along with the sports management program core courses enable students to apply fundamental journalism skills to the field of sports and recreation.

 

Core Requirements

SPMT 101 Sport Governance & History  3
SPMT 201 Facility & Equip./Event Management  3
SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sport  3
SPMT 243 Psychological Aspect of Sports  3
RECR 331 Community Recreation and Fitness  3
SPMT 332 Sports, Ethics and the Law  3
RECR 339 Problems In Urban Rec. & Sports  3
SPMT 435 Organization & Administration of Recreation  3
SPMT 400 Sport Management Practicum  6
SPMT 405 Sport Management Internship  12
Total Credits
42

 

Sports Journalism Concentration

MCOM 200 Introduction to Mass Communication  3
MCOM 211 Media Production for Advertising & Public Relations  3
MCOM 307 Writing for the Media  3
JRNL 210 Reporting Public Affairs  3
JRNL 310 Article And Feature Writing  3
JRNL 311 Editorial And Review Writing  3
JRNL 410 News Editing And Design  3
Total Credits 
21

 

Physical Education Electives & Recommended General Electives (5 credits each)
All Sport Business, Journalism, and Marketing Concentration students are required to complete 5 credits hours for both Physical Education and Recommended Free Electives.


Physical Education Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
PHED 103 (3), PHED 151 (1), PHED 241 (2), PHED 251 (2), PHED 252 (2), PHED 351 (2), PHED 352 (2), PHED 451 (2)


Recommended Free Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
HEED 110 (3), HEED 201 (2), HEED 205 (2), KNES 202 (3), KNES 301 (3), KNES 302 (3),  PHED 343 (2),  SPCH 202 (3), SPCH 204 (3)

 

Sports Marketing Concentration

Sports Marketing involves the application of marketing principles to the sports and recreation industries. This consists of an evaluation of the elements of the marketing mix (product, place, price, promotion, and public relations), which includes identifying, understanding, and motivating target markets to purchase goods or services.

 

Students who choose the sports marketing concentration will learn fundamental principles in marketing through such courses as Marketing for Managers, Dynamics of Management, Consumer Behavior, and Advertising. Sports marketing careers may be pursued in the areas of fund raising, promotions and advertisement, event management, and licensing for such entities as collegiate athletics, professional sports teams, sports governing bodies (NCAA, NBA, U.S. Olympic Committee, etc.), and sporting goods companies (Nike, Adidas, Champion, etc.).

 


Core Requirements

SPMT 101 Sport Governance & History  3
SPMT 201 Facility & Equip./Event Management  3
SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sport  3
SPMT 243 Psychological Aspect of Sports  3
RECR 331 Community Recreation and Fitness  3
SPMT 332 Sports, Ethics and the Law  3
RECR 339 Problems In Urban Rec. & Sports  3
SPMT 435 Organization & Administration of Recreation  3
SPMT 400 Sport Management Practicum  6
SPMT 405 Sport Management Internship  12
Total Credits 42

 

Sports Marketing Concentration

 ECON 103  Intro To Bus. & Entrepreneurial Economics  3
 MKTG 310  Marketing For Managers  3
 MGMT 328  Dynamics Of Management  3
 MGMT 360  Consumer Behavior  3
 MGMT 365  Sales Management  3
 MKTG 460  Marketing Research  3
 MGMT 465  Advertising  3
Total Credits 21

 

Physical Education Electives & Recommended General Electives (5 credits each)
All Sport Business, Journalism, and Marketing Concentration students are required to complete 5 credits hours for both Physical Education and Recommended Free Electives.


Physical Education Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
PHED 103 (3), PHED 151 (1), PHED 241 (2), PHED 251 (2), PHED 252 (2), PHED 351 (2), PHED 352 (2), PHED 451 (2)


Recommended Free Electives (5 credits)
Total of 5 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
HEED 110 (3), HEED 201 (2), HEED 205 (2), KNES 202 (3), KNES 301 (3), KNES 302 (3),  PHED 343 (2),  SPCH 202 (3), SPCH 204 (3)

 

Sports Medicine Concentration

Sport Medicine concentration consists of applying health and medical aspects to sports, exercise, and physical activity. The Sport Medicine concentration will prepare students for a fulfilling and successful career in sports medicine, including such professions as an Athletic Trainer. It provides students with a useful background to pursue terminal or medical degrees as well as to pursue health care professions, such as Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy, or Occupational Therapy.

 

Students choosing the Sport Medicine concentration will study the basic concepts, theories, and organization of management as applied to the field of pre-athletic training, including Nutrition, Exercise & Weight Control, Community Health, Therapeutic Athletic Exercise, and Pathology of Athletic Injuries. Upon completion of this program and concentration, students will have obtained an extensive amount of knowledge and experience of the physiological effects, rationale, principles, and methods of applying physical agents, therapeutic exercises, evaluation, and treatment planning in sport medicine.

 

Core Requirements

 SPMT 101  Sport Governance & History  3
 SPMT 201  Facility & Event Management  3
 SPMT 243  Psychological Aspect of Sports  3
 RECR 331  Community Recreation and Fitness  3
 RECR 332  Sports, Ethics and the Law  3
 RECR 339  Problems In Urban Rec. & Sports  3
 RECR 435  Organization & Administration of Recreation  3
 RECR 400  Sports Management Practicum  6
Total Credits 27

Sports Medicine Concentration


Required Health & KNES Courses (38 credits)

 HEED 110  Drug Abuse Education  3
 HEED 201  First Aide & Safety Education  2
 HEED 205  Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control  2
 HEED 420  Community Health  3
 KNES 202  Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries  3
 KNES 301  Kinesiology  3
 KNES 302  Physiology Of Exercise  3
 KNES 303  Athletic Training  3
 KNES 321  Athletic Training Management  3
 KNES 322  Pathology of Athletic Injuries  3
 KNES 333  Biomechanics  4
 KNES 427  Therapeutic Athletic Exercise  3
 KNES 428  Therapeutic AT Modalities  3
Total Credits
38

 

Required Biology Courses (8 credits)

 BIOL 201  Human Anatomy And Physiology I  4
 BIOL 203  Human Anatomy And Physiology II  4
Total Credits 8

 

Physical Education Electives (4 credits)
All Sport Medicine students are required to complete 4 credits hours for Physical Education Electives.

 

Physical Education Electives (4 credits)
Total of 4 credit hours are required to satisfy this category:
PHED 103 (3), PHED 151 (1), PHED 241 (2), PHED 251 (2), PHED 252 (2), PHED 351 (2), PHED 352 (2), PHED 451 (2), PHED 231 (2), PHED 253 (1)


Sports Management Major - Business Concentration

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition 3
*○WLIT 207
World Literature 3
*MATH 203 Basic Statistics 3
**MISY 150 Tech Fluency 3
*‡SPCH 105 Intro to Speech Comm 3
**ORIE 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Semester Total
16

Spring Semester
*ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
*•PHSC 103 Tech and Human Affairs 3
*PSYC 201 General Psychology 3
*×PHIL 102 Logic 3
*»HIST 205 AA History I 3
Semester Total
15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
*†IDIS 102 Music & Dance 3
■ECON 103 Introduction to Economics 3
*•BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
*»HIST 206 AA History II 3
■SPMT 101 Sports Management 3
Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
■SPMT 201 Facility, Equip & Event Mgmt 3
■SPMT 243 Psychological Aspects 3
■SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sports 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
■RECR 311 Community Recreation 3
■SPMT 332 Sports Ethics & Law 3
■ACCT 201 Financial Accounting I 3
■ECON 211 Principles of Economics I 3
■MKTG 310 Marketing for Managers 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■RECR 339 Problems in Urban Rec 3
■SPMT 435 Org Admin of Recreation 3
■ACCT 202 Financial Accounting II 3
■MGMT 404 Mgmt Communications 3

Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
■SPMT 400 Practicum 6
♦MKTG 465 Advertising 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 405 Internship 12

Physical Education Elective 3
Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 122


Sports Management Major – Journalism Concentration

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition 3
*○WLIT 207
World Literature 3
*MATH 203 Basic Statistics 3
**MISY 150 Tech Fluency 3
*‡SPCH 105 Intro to Speech Comm 3
**ORIE 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Semester Total
16

Spring Semester
*ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
*•BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
*PSYC 201 General Psychology 3
*×PHIL 102 Logic 3
*»HIST 205 AA History I 3
Semester Total
16

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
*†IDIS 102 Music & Dance 3
■ECON 103 Introduction to Economics 3
*•PHSC 103 General Chemistry 3
*»HIST 206 AA History II 3
■SPMT 101 Sports Gov & History 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 201 Facility, Equip & Event Mgmt 3
■SPMT 243 Psychological Aspects 3
■SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sports 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
■RECR 331 Community Recreation 3
■SPMT 332 Sports Ethics & Law 3
■JRNL 210 Reporting Public Affairs 3
■JRNL 310 Article & Feature Writing 3
■JRNL 311 Editorial & Review Writing 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■RECR 339 Problems in Urban Rec 3
■SPMT 435 Org Admin of Recreation 3
■JRNL 312 Tech in Writing & Media 3
■JRNL 314 Technical Writing 3

Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
■SPMT 400 Practicum 6
♦JRNL 410 News Editing & Design 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 405 Internship 12

Physical Education Elective 3
Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 122


Sports Management Major - Marketing Concentration

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition 3
*○WLIT 207
World Literature 3
*MATH 203 Basic Statistics 3
**MISY 150 Tech Fluency 3
*‡SPCH 105 Intro to Speech Comm 3
**ORIE 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Semester Total
16

Spring Semester
*ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
*•PHSC 103 Biological Science 3
*PSYC 201 General Psychology 3
*×PHIL 102 Logic 3
*»HIST 205 AA History I 3
Semester Total
15

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
*†IDIS 102 Music & Dance 3
■ECON 103 Introduction to Economics 3
*•BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
*»HIST 206 AA History II 3
■SPMT 101 Sport Gov & History 3
Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
■SPMT 201 Facility, Equip & Event Mgmt 3
■SPMT 243 Psychological Aspect 3
■SPMT 308 Media Relations in Sports 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
■RECR 331 Community Recreation 3
■SPMT 332 Sports Ethics & Law 3
■MGMT 328 Dynamics of Management 3
■MKTG 310 State & Local Government 3
■MGMT 360 Consumer Behavior 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■RECR 339 Problems in Urban Rec 3
■SPMT 435 Org Admin of Recreation 3
■MKTG 365 Sales Management 3
■MKTG 460 Marketing Research 3

Program Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
■SPMT 400 Practicum 6
■MKTG 465 Advertising 3
Program Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 405 Internship 12

Physical Education Elective 3
Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 122


Sports Management Major - Medicine Concentration

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
*ENGL 101 English Composition 3
*MATH 131 College Algebra 3
*○WLIT 207
World Literature 3
*×PHIL 102 Logic 3
*PSYC 201 General Psychology 3
**ORIE 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Semester Total
16

Spring Semester
*ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
*»HIST 205 AA History I 3
*•BIOL 101 Biological Science 4
*‡SPCH 105 Intro to Speech Comm 3
**MISY 150 Tech Fluency 3
Semester Total
16

Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
*»HIST 206 AA History II 3
■SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
*•CHEM 101 General Chemistry 4
*†IDIS 102 Music & Dance 3
■SPMT 101 Sports Management 3
Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
■SPMT 201 Facility, Equip & Event Mgmt 3
■BIOL 201 Human A & P I 4
■HEED 110 Drug Abuse Education 3
■HEED 201 First Aid & Safety 2
■SPMT 243 Psychological Aspects 3
Semester Total 15

Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
■RECR 331 Community Recreation 3
■SPMT 332 Sports Ethics & Law 3
■BIOL 203 Human A & P II 4
■HEED 205 Nutrition Exercise & WC 2
■PHED 103 Aerobic Fitness 3
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 339 Problems in Urban Rec 3
■KNES 202 Care Prevention of A Injuries 3
■KNES 301 Kinesiology 3
■KNES 302 Physiology of Exercise 3
■KNES 303 Athletic Training 3
Semester Total 15

Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
■KNES 322 Pathology of Athletic Inj 3
■KNES 333 Bio Mechanics 4
■KNES 427 Therapeutic Athletic Exer 3
■KNES 428 Therapeutic Athletic Modal 3
Program Elective 2
Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
■SPMT 405 Internship 12

Physical Education Elective 3
Semester Total 15
TOTAL CREDITS 120

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

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