2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Sport Communication Minor

Banner Code: SCOM

Web: communication.gmu.edu

The minor in sport communication offers students the opportunity to examine important and timely sports-related issues in an ethical context as well as analyze sports from cross-cultural perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of sport mass media, sport communication, sports reporting, interpersonal and organizational communication, and the impact each has in our global society. The courses cover theory and practice in cross-platform communication, sports ethics and theoretical underpinnings, public relations, and marketing. The minor provides applied fundamentals for students seeking employment in the commercial world of sports (areas such as management or promotion of athletic organizations) and in sports media.

This minor is offered jointly by the Department of Communication  and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism  in the College of Education and Human Development .

For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies  chapter of this catalog.

Course Work

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Total: 18 credits