Syllabus SPM 4723 Summer 10 Online[1]

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Unformatted text preview: 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 Phone #392-4042 ext.1314 E-mail: spengler@hhp.ufl.edu Dr. Dan Connaughton Phone #392-4042 ext.1296 E-mail: danc@hhp.ufl.edu Teaching Assistant: Mary Waechter E- mail: mew5029@ufl.edu 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. 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 exams will be comprised of multiple choice and true/false questions. Questions are derived from both textbooks, video lectures, PowerPoint notes, and readings from other assigned materials (e.g., case law briefs, assignments). In order to achieve the highest possible exam scores, it will be essential that you read and study the textbooks and PowerPoint notes, complete the assignments, as well as listen to all lectures. Examinations will be delivered via paper and scantron in a classroom. Students will be allowed 1 hour to take their exam. Notes and other materials will not be permitted in the testing center. You will be required to show your UF ID at the exam. Dates and times for each exam are listed below. If you have an excused conflict (that warrants a make-up, see the policy below) with these dates or times you must e-mail Mary (course TA) at: mew5029@ufl.edu at least seven days prior to the exam to request a possible make-up time and date for sometime after the original scheduled exam. Grading Scale: A = 92 – 100% A= 90 – 91.9% B+ = 88 – 89.9% B = 82 – 87.9% B= 80 – 81.9% C+ = 78 – 79.9% C = 72 – 77.9% C= 70 – 71.9% D+ = 68 – 69.9% D = 62 – 67.9% D= 60 – 61.9% E = < 59.9 % Course policies: 1. Readings: Course readings will be assigned throughout the semester. Reading assignments will involve both textbooks and case law. It is important to keep up with the reading so you can learn the terms and concepts. The law has a language all its own and it takes some effort to learn it. Additionally, several exam questions will be derived from both textbooks and the other assigned readings. 2. Assignments and Projects. Case briefs, projects and other assignments will account for 100 total points. Several assignments will be due each week. There will be 20 separate assignments throughout the semester, and they typically will be worth 5 points each. All assignments must be submitted online (via e-learning) by 5:00pm on the day they are due. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Be advised that any assignment may be submitted to UF’s TurnItin.com program (utilized to detect plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty). 3. Exams: Three exams will be given during the semester. Exam content will be based heavily on material from both textbooks, PowerPoint slides/lectures, and other assigned readings (case law and assignments) from the three course units. Each exam is valued at 100 points. NO MAKE-UP EXAMS will be given without an excused, approved absence. Any missed exam will result in a zero. If you have a conflict (that warrants a make-up) with the exam dates or times, you must e-mail Mary (course TA) at mew5029@ufl.edu at least seven days prior to the exam to request a possible make-up time and date. Please provide specific information for your request. Make-ups will only be given for very rare, extenuating circumstances. In the event of an emergency (medical, death in family, etc.), contact Mary as soon as possible prior to the exam. Documentation of the emergency will be required. 4. Academic Integrity: All students must adhere to university regulations regarding academic integrity. Any form of academic dishonesty (including but not limited to any form of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation, etc.) will not be tolerated. Any student guilty of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade (E) for the course, and will be resolved through the UF Office of Judicial Affairs. 5. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. Tentative Course Outline: Unit 1 (May 10 – May 21, 2010) Topic Faculty Course Introduction Connaughton & Spengler Trends in Sport Law Spengler Introduction to Law & Law in Sport Connaughton Assignment 1 – due May 12 by 5:00pm Intro cont & Legal Research Connaughton Assignment 2 – due May 13 by 5:00pm Tort Law Overview- Negligence Connaughton Assignment 3 – due May 14 by 5:00pm Neg: Standards, Sup., Instruction Connaughton Readings Powerpoint SL – Ch 1 SL – Ch 1 SL – Ch 2 RM – Ch 9 Assignment 4 – due May 17 by 5:00pm Neg: Facilities & Equipment Connaughton Assignment 5 – due May 18 by 5:00pm Defenses to negligence Spengler Assignment 6 – due May 19 by 5:00pm Waivers Spengler Assignment 7 – due May 20 by 5:00pm RM – Ch 9 SL – Ch 2 SL – p. 126-28 Exam 1 – Friday, May 21 (Location and time TBD) Unit 2 (May 24 – June 4, 2010) Topic Faculty Intentional Torts Spengler Assignment 8 – due May 25 by 5:00pm Product Liability Spengler Assignment 9 – due May 26 by 5:00pm Risk Mgt Overview Spengler Risk Mgt – Medical EAP Connaughton Assignment 10 – due May 28 by 5:00pm Risk Mgt – HRI Connaughton Assignment 11 – due June 1 by 5:00pm Risk Mgt – Lightning Connaughton Assignment 12 – due June 2 by 5:00pm Risk Mgt – AEDs Connaughton Assignment 13 – due June 3 by 5:00pm Agency Law Spengler Readings SL – Ch 1 SL – Ch 1 SL–3; RM – 1 RM – Ch 2 RM – Ch 4 RM – Ch 5 RM – Ch7 SL – Ch 4 Exam 2 – Friday, June 4 (Location and time TBD) Unit 3 (June 7 – June 18, 2010) Topic Faculty Employment Law Spengler Assignment 14 – due June 7 by 5:00pm Contract Law Spengler Assignments 15 & 16 – due June 9 by 5:00pm Constitutional Law Connaughton Assignment 17 – due June 11 by 5:00pm Gender Equity Spengler Assignment 18 – due June 14 by 5:00pm Intellectual Property Spengler Assignment 19 – due June 15 by 5:00pm Antitrust Spengler Assignment 20 – due April 16 by 5:00pm Exam 3 – Friday, June 18 (Location and time TBD) Readings SL – Ch 6 SL – Ch 5 SL – Ch 7 SL – Ch 8 SL – Ch 9 SL – Ch 10 On-Campus Meeting Times: Friday, May 21 Location and time TBD Friday, June 4 Location and time TBD Friday, June 18 Location and time TBD Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. ...
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