Sep 24, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EXS 2301 - Decision Making and Character in Sports

Credits: 3 hrs
Would you participate in a hazing activity if all your friends were involved? Would you bench the best player on your team for violating a major rule the night before the championship? Would you intentionally go for the quarterback’s injured leg? Throughout life, individuals are forced to make decisions that range from the mundanely simple to the stressfully complex. Individual decisions can lead to a character assassination or glorification. Athletes, coaches and others involved in the sports world make numerous decisions, which are quickly highlighted on the 6:00 news. Throughout this course, we will investigate some of those decisions, reasons we make good and poor decisions, and whether it’s possible to avoid making costly mistakes. The purpose of this course is twofold: (a) to help students understand the decision making process and its impact on character, and (b) to teach students how to communicate their ideas and the ideas of others effectively.
Student Learning Outcome: Oral Communication
Area of Knowledge: Social/ Behavioral Science
Curricular Theme: Ethical and Moral Reasoning