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HPE – Sport Management Transfer AA

Last updated 5/29/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1053

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Gary Huber, 309-796-5602, huberg@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in Sport Management at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined here will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for a Sport Management major, students should consult with the Advising area at Black Hawk College for additional information.

Introduction to Sport Management will help students who are thinking of a sport-related career determine their interest level in academic or professional sport management by providing a broad overview of the field. Topics will include the history and development of sport management and social, behavioral, organizational, and managerial foundations of sport management. Current Issues in Sport will investigate the complex issues present in today’s sport industry and give a detailed examination of the many skills needed to coordinate a successful sporting event. The opportunity for two separate internships will allow students to directly experience sport management in the community, an important element of success in the sport industry. This program will give students the advantage of skills, knowledge, and experience for a range of possible sport management careers. Skills gained in these classes should enrich the personal lives of students by improving their poise, self-confidence, and effectiveness in sport management and help them gain desirable employment and/or receive a promotion.

HPE – Sport Management Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1053
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
HPE 210 — Intro to Sports Management (3)
Behavioral Science Elective (3)
OR 100 — Intro to College (1)
Life Sciences Elective (3-4)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computer Science (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
HEAL 102 — Living in a Changing World (2)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech (3)
Mathematics Elective (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
HPE 217 — Current Issues in Sports (3)

Third Semester
Physical Sciences Elective (3-4)
HPE 270 — Internship: Sports Management (3)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Elective (3)
ECON 221 — Principles of Macro Economics (3)

Fourth Semester
Electives (6)
ECON 222 — Principles of Micro Economics (3)
BL 201 — Business Law I  or  (3)
BL 202 — Business Law II
Non Western Studies (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

Courses for this program include: »

BL 201 Business Law I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BA 110 recommended.
A general survey of the basic principles, systems and practices of American law including government agencies and regulation, alternative dispute resolution, torts, employment law, bankruptcy, international law, and consumer protection.

BL 202 Business Law II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BL 201 recommended.
An intensive analysis of law as used in business. Topics include contract law, commercial paper, sales law, partnership and corporation law, and real property transfers.

CS 100 Introduction to Computers
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 1 lab hour per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or REA 093 “B” or better.
Introduction to computer concepts, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Applications include problem solving methods, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software. Basic Algebra or equivalent is recommended.

ECON 221 Principles of Macro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic macro economic principles of a capitalistic economy, its strengths and weaknesses including supply and demand, prices, role of government, national income measurement and determination, money, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and unemployment, international trade and payments. IAI: S3 901

ECON 222 Principles of Micro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic micro economic principles of a capitalistic economy emphasizing supply and demand, prices, elasticity, competitive forms in product and resource markets, government and business relationships, poverty, and agriculture.
IAI: S3 902

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

HEAL 102 Living in a Changing World
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Focuses on wise health practices and consumer health service information.

HPE 210 Intro to Sports Management
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course will help students pursuing sport-related careers determine their interest in academic or professional sport management by providing a broad overview of the field. Topics will include the history of sports management; social, behavioral, organizational and managerial foundations of sports management; and selected functions of the field such as marketing, public relations, finance, and others.

HPE 217 Current Issues in Sports
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course is an in-depth look at the skills involved in four areas of sports management prioritized by local sport-related organizations: managing sport facilities, sport finance, sporting events, and risk management. Other issues will be examined, depending on time available, student interest, or timeliness of topic.

HPE 270 Internship: Sports Management
3 cr. hrs.;
0 lecture hours; 15 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: HPE 210 or instructor consent.
This course is designed to give the student an inside look at the day-to-day operation of businesses in the sports industry. Each student will gain practical work experience at an approved sports-related business of his or her choice.

OR 100 Introduction to College
1-3 cr. hrs.;
1-3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Topics of Introduction to College courses are designed to develop academic and personal skills that support student success in a learning-centered environment, including orientation to college, college study skills, and human potential. Students may take either OR 100 series for 1-3 credits or OR 101 for 3 credits, but not both OR 100 and OR 101.

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900