Sport and Society

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport and Society

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject provides a critical understanding of sport as a social activity and the drivers that have made sport a major cultural activity. It examines power relations and inequalities in sport, thereby interrogating the assumption that sport is inherently egalitarian and inclusive.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Understand historical influences on sport as a socio-cultural activity
    2. Comprehend theoretical approaches to sport in modern society
    3. Appreciate the role of ethics, power and equity in sporting contexts
    4. Discern how sport is shaped by social differences such as income, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexuality and education
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject provides a critical understanding of sport as a social activity and the drivers that have made sport a major cultural activity. It examines power relations and inequalities in sport, thereby interrogating the assumption that sport is inherently egalitarian and inclusive. This subject is core to the Bachelor of Management (Sport Business Major), the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management, and the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Teaching and learning strategies include formal lectures, tutorials and group discussions. Content for this subject will be supported by UTSOnline.
    Content
    Historical influences upon modern sport
    Theoretical approaches to sport in modern society
    Power relationships in contemporary sport
    Ethical concepts and rules in sport
    Heroes and role models in sport
    Gendered experiences in sport
    Disability sport and physical activity
    Navigating ?race? and ethnicity in sport
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Project Seminar (Group)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 20%
    Length:
    1000 words (not including references)
    Assessment task 2: Major Paper (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 45%
    Length:
    2500 words (excluding references)
    Assessment task 3: Exam (Individual)
    Objective(s):
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 35%
    Length:
    2 hours
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.