Course Description

INTERCOLL ATHLETICS&AM HGHR ED, EDUC 050

Introduces intercollegiate athletics as an organization including its structure and function. Explores the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education from historical, sociological, economic, and administrative perspectives. Focuses on contemporary issues including student-athlete experience as well as the roles of faculty, students, coaches, and administrators and the various emerging challenges.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, School of Education

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
Major Preparation: elective in the Education Minor

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; TMC 1 course toward lower-division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Revelle - 1 course toward Social Science

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Prerequisites

None

Course Fees

None

Course Creator

Edward Comeaux

Dr. Eddie Comeaux serves as associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education.  He maintains an active research agenda that examines the college student experience -- with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students -- and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the major journals for higher education and other related fields including Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Sociology of Sport Journal. He also has published  two recent books, Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) and Making the Connection: Data-Informed Practices in Academic Support Centers for College Athletes (Information Age publishing, 2015), and has a forthcoming co-authored book, College Athletes’ Rights and Well-Being: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Having spent several years conducting research on college athletes and students from underrepresented groups, Comeaux is committed to creating more inclusive and optimal learning environments for these students. Recently, he developed the Career Transition Scorecard (CTS), an action-oriented approach to accountability and change in intercollegiate athletics. Comeaux  is currently working with participating athletic departments to implement the CTS and other “best practices” not only to foster evidence-based approaches among higher education practitioners in order to better understand the educational landscape of college athletes but also to enhance the quality of athletes’ school-to-career transitions. Additionally, in a research project commissioned by the UC Office of the President, Comeaux is currently working to understand college choice processes of African American students who did not elect to enroll in a UC campus.

Dr. Comeaux teaches courses on college student development theories, intercollegiate athletics, foundations of research, and diversity issues in higher education. He is the co-founder and former Chair of the Special Interest Group, Research Focus on Education and Sport for the American Educational Research Association. In addition, Comeaux serves on several editorial boards. Prior to earning his Ph.D. at UCLA, he was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley in the amateur free draft by the Texas Rangers baseball organization -- and spent four years playing professionally.


 
Dr. Eddie Comeaux  serves as associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education.  He maintains an active research agenda that examines the college student experience -- with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students -- and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux ...

Dr. Eddie Comeaux serves as associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education.  He maintains an active research agenda that examines the college student experience -- with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students -- and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the major journals for higher education and other related fields including Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Sociology of Sport Journal. He also has published  two recent books, Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) and Making the Connection: Data-Informed Practices in Academic Support Centers for College Athletes (Information Age publishing, 2015), and has a forthcoming co-authored book, College Athletes’ Rights and Well-Being: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Having spent several years conducting research on college athletes and students from underrepresented groups, Comeaux is committed to creating more inclusive and optimal learning environments for these students. Recently, he developed the Career Transition Scorecard (CTS), an action-oriented approach to accountability and change in intercollegiate athletics. Comeaux  is currently working with participating athletic departments to implement the CTS and other “best practices” not only to foster evidence-based approaches among higher education practitioners in order to better understand the educational landscape of college athletes but also to enhance the quality of athletes’ school-to-career transitions. Additionally, in a research project commissioned by the UC Office of the President, Comeaux is currently working to understand college choice processes of African American students who did not elect to enroll in a UC campus.

Dr. Comeaux teaches courses on college student development theories, intercollegiate athletics, foundations of research, and diversity issues in higher education. He is the co-founder and former Chair of the Special Interest Group, Research Focus on Education and Sport for the American Educational Research Association. In addition, Comeaux serves on several editorial boards. Prior to earning his Ph.D. at UCLA, he was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley in the amateur free draft by the Texas Rangers baseball organization -- and spent four years playing professionally.


 

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