Undergraduate Course: Sport and Society (SPRT08028)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to the sociological analysis of sport. It fosters the sociological imagination of students regarding sport.
The focus of this course is to introduce students to the critical analysis of sport and society. Each week's session includes a lecture supplemented by debating point/s and/or case study/ies and links to discuss further. Students are encouraged to develop a critical gaze on some of the implicitly embedded values within sport. Content includes topics such as: body image, class, hyper-conformity, the politics of charities, drug (ab)use and sport.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students who have completed SPRT08017 Sport and Society 1 cannot take SPRT08028 Sport and Society.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2500 word literature review 100%
||A formative assignment will help students to prepare for the summative assignment and students will receive written feedback for the summative assignment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the complexity of the social significance of sport using appropriate concepts
- Consider the connections between policymakers, facilitators and deliverers of modern sport in contemporary Britain and ideological values.
- Evaluate the impact on sports participation of factors such as access issues, mediatisation and the increasing commercialisation and globalisation of sport.
- Apply appropriate academic practice when reviewing the academic literature on sport and society.
|International Review for the Sociology of Sport Journal, numerous articles.|
Bairner, A., Kelly, J. & Lee, J. L. (2018) Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. London: Routledge.
Coakley, J. & Pike, E. (2014). Sport in Society: Issues and Controversies. Maidenhead: McGrawHill.
Molnar, G. and Kelly, J. (2013) Sport, Exercise and Social Theory: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research and enquiry: Knowledge of social theories and the social world of sport, critical thinking, information retrieval, data organisation.
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: independent study,
Communication: written communication, oral communication.
|Course organiser||Dr Irene Reid
|Course secretary||Miss Gabriella Szel
Tel: (0131 6)51 4906