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Syllabus SPM 4723 Summer 10 Online[1]

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DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, RECREATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SPM 4723: Legal Issues in Sport and Physical Activity (3 Credits) On-line Course Course Syllabus, Summer A 2010 Co-instructors: Dr. John O. Spengler Dr. Dan Connaughton Phone #392-4042 ext.1314 Phone #392-4042 ext.1296 E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Mary Waechter E- mail: [email protected] Office: Florida Gym, Room: 206G Office Hours : Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30-11:30am; Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-2:00pm Required Textbooks: 1.) Spengler, J.O., Anderson, P., Connaughton, D.P., & Baker, T.A. (2009). Introduction to Sport Law . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 2.) Spengler, J.O., Connaughton, D.P., & Pittman, A. (2006). Risk management in sport and recreation . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the legal system, including statutes, standards, and laws that establish legal responsibilities, rights, and privileges, and controls related to the field of sport management. Students will analyze the law as it pertains to sport, as well as examine how courts have interpreted and applied these laws through case law. Course Objectives: 1. Gain an understanding of the legal system and be able to describe how laws are made and interpreted by the courts. 2. Know and understand basic legal terminology and how to conduct legal research. 3. Gain an understanding of the role of law in sport and physical activity. 4. Provide opportunities to study legislation, torts, and other legal concepts and subject areas related to exercise, sport, and physical activity programs.
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Course Requirements (Total Possible Points 400) : Exam I: 100 points Exam II: 100 points Exam III: 100 points 20 Assignments: 100 points There will be three examinations. The first exam will cover course materials from the first third of the semester, the second exam will cover the second third of the semester, and the third exam will cover the last third of the semester. The examinations are not cumulative in nature. The
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