Jun 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Religion

  
  • RELI 140 - Introduction to Judaism


    This course is a survey of the history of the Jewish people and an analysis of the literature and institutions of Judaism, noting their contributions to contemporary life.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 205 - Religions of Ancient and Classical India


    This course is a religion-culture study of the Indian sub-continent, with special emphasis upon the emergence of the Hindu tradition and the development of non-Hindu systems in response to it.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 208 - Indian Buddhism and the Buddhist Tradition


    This course introduces the student to the history, philosophy, and culture of Buddhism. The critique of Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical systems, the life of the Buddha, the rise of the monastic institution, and the development of philosophical and meditational theories are presented. In addition, discussion focuses on the emergence of the Buddhist tradition in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and China, as well as on the relationship of Buddhism to contemporary life.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 215 - Contemporary Catholicism


    This course focuses on the development of Catholicism from a broadly cultural perspective political, social, economic, artistic, philosophical, and theological. This course deals with the fundamental principles for the Catholic Christian adult in the twenty-first century. A review of pre-Vatican II theology and a sense of Catholicism in a post-Vatican II world are included.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 223 - Religion and Sports


    In the United States, sports and religion are intertwined.  This class is an exploration of the intersections, overlaps, and incongruities between religion and sports in the United States.  The course begins with a brief historical overview of how religion and sports have interacted in the U.S.  Then we examine several case studies that aim to help us think about how, why, and where religion and sports shape one another.  During this course, students will analyze the relationship between sports and religion in the U.S.; investigate how individuals and communities interpret the role of sports in religious identities; consider how culture affects religion - and how religion affects culture.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 225 - Spirituality and Healing


    This course examines the influence of spirituality and its concrete expressions in the form of faith communities, on cultural understanding of disease, illness, healing, health and wellness.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 288 - Special Topics in Religion


    Responding to changing currents in the field of religion, this course explores a topic of contemporary relevance.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 422 - Christianity and Modern Society


    This course is a study of the ethical principles of Christianity as they relate to the social, political, and economic problems of the present day.

    Credits: 3







  
  • RELI 424 - The Life and Teachings of Jesus


    This course is a social-historical examination of the record of Jesus’ life and thought, with attention to the present-day significance of his message.

    Credits: 3








Research

  
  • RSCH 141 - Guided Individual Study


    This course provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work individually under the supervision of an instructor to further their own personal and professional development. The normal registration is for two semester hours per semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Approval by the chairperson of the department concerned and by the instructor who has agreed to act as supervisor.



    Credits: 2-6







  
  • RSCH 610 - Fundamentals and Methods of Research


    Fundamentals and Methods of Research

    Credits: 3







  
  • RSCH 612 - Proposal Design


    Proposal Design

    Credits: 2







  
  • RSCH 615 - Qualitative Research Methodology


    This course examines the nature of qualitative research methodology. Within the framework of this course, the philosophic basis, major paradigms, strategies of inquiry, methods of collecting empirical materials, interpretation and evaluation of empirical materials, and presentation of qualitative research are renewed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    RSCH 610 - Fundamentals and Methods of Research  



    Credits: 3







  
  • RSCH 620 - Educational and Psychological Statistics I


    Educational and Psychological Statistics I

    Credits: 3







  
  • RSCH 626 - Research Project


    A research study is organized and conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in approved form for retention by the department in which the study is completed. Required for PLAN C master’s students.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    RSCH 610 - Fundamentals and Methods of Research  

    Open only to matriculated students.



    Credits: 2-4








Science Education

  
  • SCIE 144 - Best Practices in Learning and Teaching Science


    This course combines theory and practice of learning and teaching science. Students learn selected principles of science compatible with the Curriculum Frameworks of Science by constructing their own understanding of them. Using differentiated instruction methodology for teaching science, students apply their own understanding about these principles to teaching elementary children and pre-school children with a variety of learning styles and abilities. Along with the field experiences, students will visit different institution types to observe science taught in different settings and to different age groups.

    Credits: 4








Sociology

  
  • SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology


    This course provides an introduction to sociological thought, research, concepts, and theory.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 133 - The YMCA Past, Present, and Future


    This course provides an understanding of the development of the YMCA movement, including its past, present status, and future trends. The development of social, religious, and educational philosophies are studied along with past and present programs. Pertinent issues of the YMCA are examined as it responds to changing needs and challenges. This course is recommended for those considering a career with the YMCA.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 190 - Community Service


    Community Service   

    This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits.

    Credits: 1-2







  
  • SOCI 210 - Social Problems


    This course examines specific social problems in the context of social structure and culture, with special attention given to issues of social justice.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 220 - Families in Society


    This course focuses on the sociological analysis of the family, its development as a social institution, its relationship to society, and its contribution to personality.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 240 - Global Social Issues


    This general education course explores current political, economic, cultural, and social changes that are transforming our world. We focus on globalization and its consequences, drawing on theoretical perspectives from sociology and other disciplines. We examine how countries are increasingly interconnected by flows of information, people, and money and develop our understanding about the consequences of globalization for people, business, and nations. The class ends by studying social movements working to increase understanding and reduce the harmful impacts of some negative outcomes of globalization.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    None



    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 265 - Environment and Society


     

    This course focuses on the interconnectedness of human communities and their environments, exploring current environmental issues using the tools and insights of sociology.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 270 - Sociology of Education


    This course utilizes sociological theories and concepts to examine the institution of education in society.  Topics covered include relationships between schools and small groups, communities and societies; relationships between education and other institutions such as families, religion, economics and politics; social organization of education; relationships between curriculum and society; relationships between education and various kinds of inequality (e.g., class, race, gender, and global inequalities ); problems with and related to education; and education and social change.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 312 - Women and Society


    This class focuses on sociological analysis of gender relations. Sociological concepts and theories help to explain both differences and inequalities between men and women in United States society.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 322 - Racial and Ethnic Relations


    This course examines U.S. racial and ethnic relations by using sociological concepts and theories. Explanations of racial and ethnic oppression are emphasized.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 341 - Group Work


    This course is an introduction to group work methods. The course concentrates on teaching the essential techniques and behaviors used by group workers in a variety of settings. Individual relevant cases and examples of the application of group work techniques in community services are explored.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 347 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare


    This course is a survey of social welfare services in the United States, with an emphasis on current needs and programs. This course studies the various programs and services that are established in communities as responses to perceived social problems in these localities.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 375 - Cities and Communities


    The characteristics and functions of cities and metropolitan areas have changed as a result of new economic, social, and political realities in the U.S. and the world. This course focuses on the consequences of these changes on urban communities and the people who live in them. Using an assets approach, and using Springfield as our case study, the course explores effective community development strategies that can be used to both evaluate and intervene in various aspects of the “urban crisis.”

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 388 - Special Topics in Sociology


    This course is a comprehensive examination of a contemporary issue or social problem of importance to society.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 410 - Poverty and Wealth: Class in Society


    This course begins by documenting economic inequality and discussing myths that prevent people from fully comprehending this inequality. A variety of sociological concepts and theories is used to analyze the causes and consequences of the economic inequality. Sociological analysis and critique of the mechanics of the capitalist system in the United States are a central focus of the class.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 420 - Media and Society


    This course is focused on the mass media, including television, film, newspapers, magazines, and radio. A variety of sociological theories is employed to understand the relationship between media texts, production, and consumption. The class examines the relationship between society and the mass media, especially in regard to issues of power. The students analyze the studies of others and perform their own analyses. Offered during alternate years.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 430 - Sociology of Health and Health Care


    This course surveys health and medicine from a sociological perspective.  It focuses on how social forces create illness, influence our ideas about the meaning of illness and disability, and shape the structure of health care institutions as well as the work and social positions of health care professionals.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 433 - YMCA Management


    This course is a study of present-day management concepts and practices, program development, and planning objectives for the administration and operation of the YMCA. Management models of selected YMCA’s are studied. Methods and strategies pertinent to the continuation and implementation of YMCA’s and other agencies are explored. Recommended for students planning a career with the YMCA.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 461 - The Community Development Process


    This course deals with the parallel between the community problem-solving process and the steps of scientific inquiry. It discusses the concrete functional relations between face-to-face small group processes and the processes of the macro-system.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SOCI 486 - Fieldwork in Sociology


    This course provides an opportunity for the student to apply sociocultural theory and methods outside of the classroom. Under close supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Social Science, students are permitted to work in criminal justice, welfare services, census bureaus, museums, and polling organizations. This provides students with career choices, future employment contacts, and pre-professional experience.

    Credits: 2-12







  
  • SOCI 492 - Social Research and Program Evaluation


    This course examines methods of social research. An introduction is made to research procedures such as research design, methods of data collection, and the examination of various studies. Construction of actual research designs and instruments by individuals or groups of students is conducted. Limited enrollment.

    Credits: 3








Spanish

  
  • SPAN 103 - Culture and Language of Spain


    This course provides a fundamental understanding of Peninsular culture, history, and language.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 104 - Latin American Culture and Language


    This course provides a fundamental understanding of the Spanish language, as well as the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking people of the Americas.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 111 - Elementary Spanish I


    This course is offered to students with no experience of the Spanish language.  It emphasizes the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Learning to communicate effectively in Spanish and introducing Spanish-American and Peninsular cultures is another major course objective. Active classroom participation and laboratory experience are required.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 112 - Elementary Spanish II


    This course is a continuation of SPAN 111.  It progressively develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in order to enhance students’ ability to communicate effectively.  Aspects of culture of the Spanish-speaking world are explored.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SPAN 111 - Elementary Spanish I  

    or

    the successful completion of two years of Spanish at the secondary school level.



    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I


    This course is an expansion in the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Students are introduced to the culture and literature of Spain and Spanish America and are expected to communicate in both oral and written Spanish. Class is conducted in Spanish.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires SPAN 112 - Elementary Spanish II  

    or

    three or more years of Spanish at the secondary school level



    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II


    Learning to communicate effectively in Spanish, both orally and in writing, through
    the expansion of the vocabulary, increased grammatical accuracy, and paragraph-level
    discourse, is a major goal of the course.  Aspects of the various cultures of the      
    Spanish-speaking world is integrated into all areas of study.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I  

    or

    three or more years of Spanish at the secondary school level.



    Credits: 3







  
  • SPAN 213 - Spanish for Health Care Professionals


    This course provides intermediate grammar topics continued stress on aural/oral communication skills. Learning to communicate effectively in Spanish, both orally and in writing, through the expansion of pertinent medical vocabulary and increased grammatical accuracy is a major goal of the course. Readings of medical and cultural topics supplement the text. Students participate in various medical scenarios. Near exclusive use of Spanish is required. Appropriate for students in all healthcare programs.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    4+ years of high school Spanish

    or

    SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I  

     



    Credits: 3








Special Courses

  
  • SPCO 101 - First-Year Success


    This course aids in the transition from high school to college, provides knowledge of campus resources, and assists in the development of a strong and helpful relationship between students and their advisors. This course also teaches the development of time management, use of textbooks, note taking, review of course materials, and studying for examinations. Required for students in the undeclared major, may be taken by other first-year students as an elective.

    Credits: 2







  
  • SPCO 108 - Learning Methods


    Learning methods are primarily information-processing procedures that facilitate the learning, retention, and application of knowledge and skill.  Learning how to learn is the focus of this course.  Skills covered will include Time Management and Breaking Down Tasks, Organization of Materials, Active Learning Strategies, Note Taking, Test Preparation and Taking, Active Reading, and Using Campus Resources.  This course will use lecture, discussion, and experimental formats. Thoughtful class participation is expected and essential to your successful completion of the course.

    Credits: 1







  
  • SPCO 110 - First Year Seminar: Building Community and Success


    First Year Seminar is a course designed to help students transition successfully to 'engaged' membership in the SC community.  As such, first year students will be challenged  
    
    through learning opportunities designed to enhance their self-reflection and critical thinking skills as they make choices related to engagement in their program of study and  
    in the co-curriculum.  Designed to build a base of individual knowledge, skills, and attitudes for emerging membership in the community of SC graduates as leaders in      
    service, learning opportunities will provide experiential support for the academic and social skills needed by those who are successful Springfield College students.


    Credits: 3







  
  • SPCO 201 - Building Communication and Literacy Skills


    This course develops skills in reading and writing. Reading skills developed include critical reasoning, the identification of main ideas, detail, writer’s purpose, and idea relationships. Students develop the ability to write a written summary and directed composition with mastery using proper mechanics. The decision to focus on reading or writing will be determined by individual student needs.

    Credits: 0.5 - 1.0







  
  • SPCO 220 - Internship Preparation Seminar


    This course will assist with formulating related materials needed to applying plan for internship positions. Resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and business etiquette will be focused on through interactive exercises and presentations. This course will cover the critical aspects of the internship search process.

    Credits: 1







  
  • SPCO 599 - Fieldwork in an Educational Setting


    This fieldwork experience is done in an educational setting. Students have the opportunity to observe and assist educators, as well as take full responsibility as an educator in a particular educational setting. Credits are flexible and depend on the number of clock hours completed.

    Credits: 1-14








Sport Management and Recreation

  
  • SMRT 101 - Introduction to Sport Management


    This course introduces students to general principles and practices in the sport industry. Students gain a general understanding and appreciation of career options that they will be prepared for as they complete the sport management major.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 103 - Introduction to the Global Recreation Industry


    This course introduces the student to the foundations of recreation and leisure services. Basic terminology, theories of play, historical perspectives of recreation and leisure, an examination of leisure providers and resources, an overview of employment opportunities, and introduction to current issues in the field are included.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 106 - Dynamics of Leadership


    This course is designed to introduce the student to theories, approaches, and styles of leadership utilized in the recreation profession. Topics for study include decision-making strategies, motivation techniques, principle-centered leadership, values, and ethical considerations. Additional areas include examination of communication processes, vision, and group dynamics.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 116 - Event Management and Promotions


    This course focuses on fundamentals of event management and including basic promotional ideas. This will include: program planning process, identification of events/programs in the sport and recreation industry, programming formats, scheduling, evaluation methods, risk management, as well as, other factors involved in event planning/management.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 120 - Recreation Program Planning in Modern Society


    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, comprehension and application techniques to create a variety of program plans in diverse settings. Attention will be given to the preparation, design, implementation and evaluation of program plans as they relate to Quality of Life Enrichment and Life Satisfaction. Several vital components of the planning process will focus on operations, management, market assessment models, evaluation and supervision.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 250 - International Relations through Sport Management


    This course examines the role of sport management in a global sport environment. A critical review of current sport practice and selected geographical regions of the world will be undertaken. Governance issues related to youth, elite and professional sport will be analyzed. Additional topics covered include social responsibility in international sport, international sport tourism and Springfield College contributions in the field of International Sport Management.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 253 - Processes and Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation


    This course is designed to provide an overview of processes and techniques used in treatment-oriented programs. Processes include assessing, establishing behavioral objectives, activity analysis and selection, documentation, charting terms, and evaluation. Techniques covered include, but are not limited to, behavior modification, recreation counseling, and group methodology.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 254 - Tourism in the 21st Century


    This course will explore the economic, social and environmental impact of the domestic and international travel and tourism industries.  There will also be discussions of the principal components of tourism such as attractions, transportation, accommodations, themes and geography.  Major emphasis will focus on the motivation for travel, marketing techniques, principles and procedures of tour and convention management, services for the disabled traveler, and operational planning as a means of establishing quality services.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 255 - Introduction to Outdoor Leadership


    This course includes a detailed examination of the meaning, scope, and value of outdoor leadership. Emphasis is given to the historical and philosophical foundations of outdoor leadership, the direct application to instructional procedures for providing 
    leadership for outdoor education/recreation, and the planning and administration of such programs.  This course utilizes practical and lab exercises.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 270 - Communication in Sport and Recreation


    The course provides the student with a basic understanding of communications processes and how to manage and utilize these processes and effective ways. The students will learn the concepts and practices of effective communication through writing and verbal/oral assignments and presentations, reading assignments, case research and critical thinking. The course will cover areas including working with utilizing the various forms of media, particularly social media, the foundation of communications, the role of sport and recreation staff members and collegiate and professional sport organizations and recreation organizations, the ways in which interpersonal, interpersonal and small group communications are used in sport, recreation and business organizations, and finally how to use communications and advocacy and persuasion. Honed communication skills are an important management skill; some say it is the most important management competency.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 272 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation


    This introductory survey course is offered as a means to realize and understand the history, potential, opportunities, nature, and problems of therapeutic recreation. The course addresses the concept of therapeutic recreation; persons with disabling conditions; and where, how, and why therapeutic recreation services are provided.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 278 - Customer Hospitality


    This course is designed to prepare students to demonstrate comprehension and application of quality customer service strategies, theories and initiatives. Students identify and analyze contemporary issues, cycles of service, and service strategy models. The dynamics of effective communication techniques and design and implementation of service delivery systems are appraised and synthesized. Analysis of service delivery enterprises are utilized.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 280 - Municipal/Community Recreation Operations


    This course is designed to explore the unique duties and responsibilities of a municipal/community recreation professional.  Content areas that will be integrated will include history, personnel, programming, politics, facilities, natural resource management, budgeting/finances, fundraising and grant/proposal writing.  A primary emphasis will focus on the creation of an organizational cultural that initiates and manages creative and quality programs, special events and camps for its constituents.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 304 - Marketing Issues in Sport and Recreation


    This course examines the application of marketing principles to the sport industry with an emphasis on event and athlete marketing, corporate sponsorship, and marketing research.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 307 - Campus and Intramural Recreation


    Foundations for campus and intramural recreation including: philosophy, theory, history, programming, operations, management, and professional standards.  The course is intended for undergraduate students with career interest in campus and intramural recreation.  Content includes an introduction to applied research practice in the field with emphasis on critical review of evidence-based outcomes.  Two thirds of the course will be lecture and discussion based, and one third will be a practicum in sports officiating conducted by campus recreation staff. 

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 330 - Nature Interpretation


    This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of the fundamental       
    principles and concepts of nature interpretation.  Topics include historical development of the field, principles of exhibit design, interpretative program designs and techniques, common field techniques and current trends used by outdoor leaders.  This course emphasizes experimental learning theories and their application to natural history interpretation and environmental education program design.  Students will develop and present interpretive materials and a nature interpretation program relevant to their course of study.                            

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 340 - Managing Client Services and Sales


    To reinforce the foundations of service to the client, this course is designed to provide students with the foundational and experiential knowledge about servicing all types of clients/customers in the field of sport. Primary concepts include understanding the role of client relations and ticketing in an organization, proper sales techniques, market study analysis, social media analytics, personal selling, networking, recruiting and selection of salespeople, sales training, developing and managing client/ticketing department, research processes, and evaluation of performance. Emphasis will be placed on case analysis, problem solving techniques, listening skills, communication, and field practice experience in modern society.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SMRT 278 - Customer Hospitality  



    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 350 - Marketing and Public Relations for Sport and Recreation Management


    This course examines the application of marketing and public relation principles.  Primary concepts include: public relations as a management function; the marketing, advertising, and research process; media relations; corporate sponsorship; communications and evaluation. 

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 360 - Supervisor Management for Recreation Services


    This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical, philosophical and application based perspective on management for modern recreation services. Analyses of systems, processes and current events/trends will be explored in detail in order for students to evaluate specific management styles. Attention will be given to mission/vision statements, culture, empowerment, diversity, project teams and customers (external and internal).

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 365 - Venue and Personnel Management


    This course acquaints students with the scope and complexity of the operations, maintenance and management of sport and recreation venues with an emphasis on the motivation and development of human resources that operate, maintain and manage facilities.  The students develop an awareness of the wide variety of skills necessary for the operations and competent administration and maintenance of sport and recreation venues including stadiums, parks, golf courses, aquatic centers, ski areas, playing fields, ice arenas, and other facilities and areas common to the world of sport and recreation.  Further, this course explores the theoretical and practical aspects of personnel management and aforementioned venues, by deeply examining the staffing function of management in the dport and recreation venues environment.  Topics include examining the personnel needs of venues, job descriptions, organizational charts, background checks, training and development of staff, compensation and evaluation of employees.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 371 - Camp Facility Management


    This course acquaints the student with the planning, design, maintenance and management of indoor and outdoor facilities.  A study of the roles of Camp Directors in this process will be emphasized.  Design techniques, safety, construction materials, and compliance with state and accrediting agencies will be examined.  Select facilities will be studied in detail and regularly scheduled visits to facilities will be an integral part of the course. (visititations required)

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 375 - Adventure Theory and Practice


    This course teaches how to plan, implement and evaluate adventure education experiences for groups in an outdoor adventure setting. Students have the opportunity for supervised practical experience in group leadership. Topics such as experiential education, prominent adventure theorists; group dynamics, leadership styles and facilitation techniques are also stressed.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 384 - Practicum


    This practicum is directed at students gaining practical experience in their chosen areas of emphasis. Students become familiar with the client population and the agency/institution philosophy, programming approaches and general procedures. Students develop observational skills, gain understanding of client characteristics and practice initial leadership skills. Students are required to complete at least one hundred and twenty clock hours of satisfactory work under the direct supervision of a qualified professional and attend scheduled practicum seminars.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 411 - Community Based Therapeutic Recreation Service


    This course is designed to provide an understanding of the management and development of community based therapeutic recreation service. Emphasis is placed on legislation, community based protocols, inclusion, rights, and needs of persons with disabilities for therapeutic recreation service. A practical professional field assignment/project is required.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 417 - Research in Sport and Recreation


    This course examines the research of individuals, organizations and populations   
    involved in sport management and recreation.  Students explore the concepts developed in relevant literature as they apply to sport management and recreation. Students are introduced to methods and techniques used in research, in recreation management, and the sport industry.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 419 - Camp Programming and Administration


    This course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions designed to cover selected organizations and administrative details in organized camping including: camp facilities and equipment, publicity, recruitment, insurance, programming, health and safety, budgetting and current issues.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 420 - Sport Governance and Strategy


    This course has been designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the role of governance in sport through a study of the structures, processes and policies of governing agencies and member organizations within the sport industry. The primary aim is to familiarize students with the basic understanding of organizational structures used in the management and governance of sport. Additionally, students will examine the role of strategy in the governance of sport at the amateur, professional and international level to further sport development.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 426 - Management of Natural Resources


    This course is designed to enable the student to develop an understanding of management concepts and practices and the interrelationship of land, water, flora, and fauna resources. Emphasis is placed on forestry principals, wildlife management, watershed protection, and soil conservation in the framework of the basic concept of multiple use.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 440 - Ethics in Sport and Recreation


    This course examines major ethical theories and their relation to the development of personal and professional ethics in sport management and recreation practitioners. The differences between ethics and morality will be analyzed and selected codes of ethics will be presented for review and discussion. The application of ethical decision making and problem solving in sport and recreation will be explored.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 473 - Therapeutic Recreation Programming for Persons with Disabilities


    The course is designed to familiarize and prepare the student with the essential principles and elements involved in planning, organizing, conducting, supervising, and promoting therapeutic recreation programs. General modifications and adaptations necessary in facilities, equipment, and program design are examined for persons with intellectual disabilities; physical, social, or emotional disabilities; learning disabilities; mental illness; chronic illness; and the older adult. Emphasis is placed on practical application in a variety of settings to better meet the needs, interests, and potential of persons with disabilities.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 475 - Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation


    This course offers an examination of general legal concepts, federal and state legislation, and legal liabilities as they impact the recreation and the sports profession. It is designed to assist administrators and supervisors to anticipate and cope with potential litigation.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 478 - Management of Financial Resources


    This course focuses on the nature and concerns of sport and recreation professionals as they prepare and defend operating and capital budgets. Topics will include the preparation of financial plans, strategic budgeting, organizational structure, collaborative efforts, and other methods used to fund and support facility operations.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 480 - Commercial Recreation Management and Operations


    This course is an overview of the unique and dynamic nature of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Industries. Historical development, business planning, feasibility study development, management and operations will be the focus of the course. Technological changes, the diversity of lifestyles, and sociological trends will be examined in relation to their impact on the industry.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 482 - Seminar and Problem Solving


    The undergraduate seminar is a capstone course in which students explore and develop strategies for utilizing Humanics to address current issues and trends in the field. The course will culminate in students’ presenting the major issues and trends in a public forum to professionals in the field.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 483 - Seminar: Business and Professionalism in Sport


    This course is designed too provide sport management students with a capstone class synthesizing the important concepts necessary for sport management professionals. Students will demonstrate high-level critical thinking, understanding of management and business principles in sport, professionalism and leadership through research and class discussion.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 485 - Undergraduate Internship


    This internship provides practice, under professional supervision, in a variety of recreation and leisure service agencies. Assignment of internship is based upon the student’s choice of professional career. Students complete 480 hours of internship work and complete all the projects required in the internship handbook.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    A minimum of 90 semester hours of coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.50.



    Credits: 6-12







  
  
  • SMRT 498 - Golf Course Management


    This course provides a detailed analysis of golf course operations and administration.  
    Topics include staffing, equipment, pro shop operations, landscape operations, tee and greens construction, computerized irrigation and global positioning systems.  Upon completion, students should be able to understand the complicated roles and        
    functions of golf course operations.  

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 560 - Professional Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation


    This course is designed to facilitate students’ understanding of the current trends and issues in the field of Therapeutic Recreation.  Through service-learning projects and seminar style discussion, students examine topics including, but not limited to, professional and healthcare ethics; legislation and government regulations; standards of practice and professional competencies; multicultural and international recreation; inclusion practices; and evidence based practice.  A significant focus is placed on clinical trends and issues.

    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 574 - Child Life Concepts and Theories in Working with the Hospitalized Child


    This course is designed to introduce the field of child life by focusing on its evolution and modern-day concepts, as well as theories related specifically to its implementation in a health care setting. Concepts include child life in a health care setting, the effects of hospitalization on children, the role of recreation/ play in a hospital setting, design of a play area, and working with children and families under stress.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SMRT 272 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation  



    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 576 - Child Life Clinical Issues and Techniques


    This course is designed to provide an overview of clinical issues and practical techniques related to the delivery of child life services and the specialized needs of hospitalized children, adolescents, and their families.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SMRT 272 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation  

     



    Credits: 3







  
  • SMRT 578 - Applied Principles in Child Life and Family Centered Care


    This course is designed to facilitate students’ understanding of the practical application of Child Life and Family-Centered-Care principles.  Through experiential activities and seminar style discussion, students practice various application skills used by Child Life Specialists including (but not limited to) assessment, building supportive relationships, pre-procedural teaching, procedural support and distraction, pain management interventions, death and associated interventions, and sibling support.  A significant focus is placed on the role of play for the hospitalized child and the role of the Chld Life Specialist during bereavement situations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SMRT 574 - Child Life Concepts and Theories in Working with the Hospitalized Child  

    and

    SMRT 576 - Child Life Clinical Issues and Techniques  



    Credits: 3








Springfield College Humanics

  
  • SCHM 100 - Humanics Seminar


    The Humanics Seminar exposes first year students to the mission of Springfield College as it pertains to leadership, service and justice.  Students will engage in volunteer activities, leadership development and learning experiences designed to promote an understanding of one’s self in relation to the Humanics Philosophy.

    Credits: 1








Youth Development

  
  • YDEV 101 - Introduction to Youth Development


    This course will provide an overview of youth development principles, contexts and practices, and will trace the evolution of the youth development field. Additionally, through contemplative practice, students will enhance their social and emotional competencies in working with youth. Students will gain a foundation in youth development while developing intrapersonal and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively handle challenging situations and to create positive learning environments and well-managed program sites.

    Credits: 3







  
  • YDEV 180 - Organization and Management of Youth Programs


    This course provides students with an understanding of issues and techniques related to organization and management of youth programs.  Students gain an understanding of the practices and contemporary challenges of planning in youth serving organizations.  Topics include program planning; developing goals and objectives; program promotion; needs assessments; recruiting and retaining participants; recruiting, training, and supervising staff and volunteers; evaluating programs; risk management; budgeting; and facility management.

    Credits: 3







  
  • YDEV 186 - Pre-Practicum and Seminar in Youth Development


    Students enrolled in this course are placed in a youth-serving agency in Springfield.  Students are required to complete 30 hours of service, shadowing an agency administrator. In addition, students participate in a weekly seminar that provides a forum for collaborative, critical inquiry based on their service experience.

    Credits: 1-2







  
  • YDEV 240 - Youth in Society


    This course is designed to provide a critical comparative framework for interpreting the experiences and perceptions of youth in the United States. We consider the ways that society portrays youth, the effect of corporate culture on youth, the expression of youth identities through experiences like the prom, the internet, fashion, and music. We look at real people’s experiences within these contexts, and see how they operate as spaces for youth to internalize and confront social power relations reflected in age, social class, racial and ethnic, and gendered norms.

    Credits: 3







  
  • YDEV 270 - Youth Development Across Contexts


    The goal of Positive Youth Development is to develop multifacted programs that help youth grow into mature and successful adults.  According to Ferguson (2007) PYD is an increasing popular policy, curricular, and programmatic approach that allows schools, youth servicing organizations, and community partners to infuse youth development principles throughout their programs, through various contexts.  In this course, students explore these contexts through experiential and hands on learning.  Through class work and relationships with community partners, students gain firsthand knowledge of positive youth development programs across various contexts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    YDEV 101 - Introduction to Youth Development 



    Credits: 3







  
  • YDEV 330 - Programming for Diverse Youth Populations


    This course provides students with an understanding of issues and strategies related to programming for diverse youth populations. Students will develop a greater self-awareness and a deeper understanding of the complexities of ‘diversity’ as well as individual, cultural, and structural elements that constrain and promote program participation. In addition, students will identify approaches to engage and empower different groups of youth.

    Credits: 3







  
  • YDEV 340 - Advanced Strategies in Youth Practice


    This course is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of youth development students through various strategies and techniques which can be utilized in youth development settings.  In this course, students critically analyze the strengths, limitations, and potential applications of current strategies and theories of youth work.  Examples include: Developmental Systems Theory, Ecological Systems Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, resiliency, protective factors, developmental assets, and more.  Fieldwork sessions are devoted to hands on, practical application and assessment of the lecture concepts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    YDEV 101 - Introduction to Youth Development  

    YDEV 270 - Youth Development Across Contexts  



    Credits: 3







 

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