There has been a real growth in the establishment of non-profit organizations that use ‘sport for development’, sport to bring diverse communities together and also ‘sport for peace’ organizations in high conflict areas of the world.
This minor will help prepare students to work for organizations dedicated to using sports for development, community building and peace. It provides students with a cross section of courses in sports management and conflict resolution. Courses in sports management frame the sports industry in a philosophical, ethical, cultural, and business context. Conflict resolution courses will introduce students to foundational concepts in the study of human conflict, the analysis of conflict, and problem solving techniques for helping to resolve conflict.
This is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the School of Sport, Recreation, Tourism Management, and is available to all Mason undergraduate students.
Required Courses (15 credits)
- SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management (3 credits)
- SPMT 304: Sport, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
- CONF 101: Conflict and Our World (3 credits)
Elective Courses (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
- CONF 302: Culture, Identity, and Conflict (3 credits)
- CONF 435: Building Peace in Divided Societies (3 credits)
Total credits: 18
Note: Eight credits of coursework must be unique to minor.
For academic advising questions, contact the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at 703-993-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.