Sport and Society
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Sociology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
To provide students with an introduction to the social issues surrounding sport in society. It will allow students to explore and question the dynamic relationship between sport, culture and society.
Students will be able to:
discuss socio-political-cultural issues and debates concerning sport;
develop critical insights into the sociological debates concerning sport in society;
use sociological concepts and theories in understanding sport as a social activity within a social context.
Introduction to the sociology of sport: what it is, and why we study it.
Using social theories in understanding sport in society.
Using history to help us understand sport today.
Sports and socialization.
The relationship between sport and gender, race and ethnicity, social class.
Sports and the economy, the media, politics.