Providing students a real-world experience that takes them beyond the textbook is part of the goal of Ferris State University’s Sports Communication speaker series.
Ferris’ Spring 2011 Sports Communication course, being taught by Sandra Alspach, professor of Communication, examines how participants and observers of sports communicate. As part of their work, students of the course and the academic minor break down how the sports industry has evolved and how it grows as a cultural phenomenon. Students study how sports organizations function through the integration of athletes, managers and audiences through communication.
The 300-level course, the capstone course for the Sports Communication minor, meets Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in IRC Room 115.
“We are fortunate that so many staff, alumni and friends of Ferris sports have stepped forward to participate in class discussions with the students in the new Sports Communication course,” Alspach said.
The Sports Communication speaker series continues
“I’m especially grateful to (Ferris) Athletics Director Perk Weisenburger, who has worked with us to identify and coordinate speakers,” Alspach said. “Together, in our first year, we are building a strong base for this program to grow and provide a strong bridge between the academic program and the athletic program at Ferris.”
For more information, contact Sandra Alspach at firstname.lastname@example.org.