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Undergraduate Course: Sport and Society 1 (SPRT08017)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course examines sport and society drawing from a number of social scientific traditions. Its main focus is on British society but considers sport and British society in comparative global terms too. In semester one, the course examines the historical development of sport, the codification of sport, the development of local, national and international organisations and sports developments throughout the UK. This considers the role of government, local government, voluntary and private agencies in policy-making, facilitation and the delivery of sport in contemporary societies. The second half of the course considers the application of sociological theories to contemporary sport. This section of the course investigates the recent social changes which affect the ways in which sporting activities are organised, practised, and consumed. The course also looks at various social identities and how they are constructed and contested through sport.
Course description Teaching and learning will include lectures, seminars and tutorials, group work, student presentations and interactive on line tasks, including student generated material. Formative feedback will be provided when an essay plan is submitted. There will be seminar on poster presentations with guidance and feedback on ideas and practise papers for essay style answers for written exam questions in semester 2.

1. Sport in the ancient world
2. The development of modern sport
3. The codification and institutionalisation of sport
4. The evolution of sport governing bodies at local, national, and global levels
5. Sport and sociological theories
6. Sport and social institutions
7. Sport and globalisation
8. Sport and social identities (gender, ¿race¿, social class, and nation)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information