Applied Ethics in Sports
This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the moral and ethical issues in sports with a special focus on the responsibility of governing bodies and decision-makers in sport including: faculty, coaches, athletic directors, presidents, professional league commissioners, heads of professional league player associations and owners. This course will also explore the ethical responsibilities of all stakeholders in sports including leagues, owners, employees, players, coaches, agents, officials, sponsors, media, fans and community. Areas of concentration will include key values, dilemmas and judgments as they relate to sports. Discussions of ethical situations based on past and current sports news and events will be integrated into each class. Topic discussions will focus on equity for women, people of color and disabilities, the health and safety of athletes, illegal recruitment of student-athletes, use of performance-enhancing drugs, agents and gambling, among other issues.
Note: Core course, required for SIM students. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course.