by James Reese
- Governance Component-5 Weeks
- Ethics Component-5 Weeks
- Equals Ten 2-Hour Class Periods
- Two 2-Hour Class Periods Assigned to Ethical Theory.
- Eight 2-Hour Class Periods Assigned to Discussing Ethical Issues in the World of Sports.
Goal of the Ethics Component
- To Provide Students With a Basic Understanding of Major Ethical Theories in Order to Provide a Theoretical Framework for Decision-Making in Sport and in Life.
- Understand the Primary Ethical Theories-Four Will Be Addressed.
- Understand That All Theories Are Flawed
- Recognize Ethical Situations
- Understand That it Is Difficult To Exclude Biases From the Decision Making Process.
- Identify Changes in Ethical Philosophy That May Have Occurred During the Quarter.
Ethical Theories To Be Discussed
- Naturalistic Approach
- Justice Theories
Topics to Be Addressed in Class
- Hazing in Sports
- Salaries in Professional Sports
- The Implementation and Effects of Title IX
- Performance Enhancing Drugs and Supplements in Sports.
- The Exploitation of College Athletes?
- The Actions of Parents in Youth Sports
- Violence in Sport
- Pressure to Win and the Impact on Ethics
- Final Exam-Not Whether Their Decisions are Right or Wrong, But How They Identify and Apply Ethical Theory.
- Ethics Journal
- Instrument-Measure Any Changes During the 5-Week Period. No Guarantee of Cause and Effect.
- Values Auction Sheet
- Ethical Self Evaluations Questionnaire
- Ethics Position Questionnaire
- Incidents in Negotiation Questionnaire
- Business Ethics Questionnaire
- Machiavellianism (Mach) Questionnaire
- Ethical Slippage Questionnaire
- The Goal of the Course and Module is to Raise Awareness That Ethical Theories Provide a Foundation for Decision Making. This Awareness Should Force Students to Question and Evaluate Their Own Decision Making System.
- Raising Awareness May Help Them To Have a Theoretical Foundation For Decisions in the Real World.