EDH4259 Sociology of Sport
|Short Description:||Sociology of Sport|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070303 - Education Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 February 2019|
This course focuses on enhancing the ability of sociologists, health and physical education pre-service teachers, human services and sport and exercise professionals to identify, examine and critically assess the sociological factors and forces that influence sports in Australia and globally. Students will develop deepened understanding about the interdisciplinary nature of sport through lenses such as gender, sexuality, `race', ethnicity, religion, ability, media, sponsorship, drugs, and globalisation. Students will research, critically analyse and appraise equity and access issues within sport and physical activity, and reflect on and apply this information in related professional contexts.
Students are afforded the opportunity to develop understandings and competencies for interpreting and evaluating the role our modern neoliberal society has in shaping sport issues within Australia and globally. Students will actively participate in and reflect on personal experiences and acquire knowledge through individual reflective and research work, cooperative inquiry based learning such as group-work, debates, group discussions, and online discussion forums and through constructivist feedback sessions.