EAC955 - Sports Journalism

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Subject Title
Sports Journalism

Subject Description
This subject combines both the fun of participating in lively sports debates, and the practical techniques that will help students to improve their communication skills. Students will receive a behind the scenes look at sport issues by examining topics such as sport and politics, commercialism, and the Olympic movement. Through this course, students will better understand the major problems and controversies surrounding the impact of sports upon society and gain a greater appreciation for the craft of sports journalism and the genre of sports literature.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.
Please Note:  EAC955 is NOT considered a gneral education course for students taking the Journalism Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involving sport.
2. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the writing craft of sports journalism and the genre of sports literature.
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the portrayal of sport in film.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the social, economic and political impact of sports.
5. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of sport?s impact on language and thought.
6. Apply critical thinking skills to current debates and controversies in sporting news.
7. Examine and analyze the relationships between sports and the media.
8. Evaluate and formulate researched arguments about ethical dilemmas in sports.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.