Undergraduate Course: Sport, Media and Ideology (SPRT10061)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course requires students to critically interpret the mainstream media and its treatment of sport. Students are required to consider power and ideology as central components to understanding the mediatisation of sport.
The media has always helped to construct what is meant by sport. The media has assisted in boundary marking and boundary shifting. The philosophical questions, what is and what is not legitimate in relation to "sport" have been shaped pragmatically by what appears in the sport sections of newspapers, radio, television broadcasts and more recently with digital, internet and social media. The media continues to play a role in the process by which dominant, residual and emergent sports practices and meanings are defined, legitimised and challenged. These processes are subject to change as new media technologies and social practices emerge and become sediment. Students will engage with a range of substantive mediated topics - such as celebrity, sexuality, (dis)ability, militarism, "sectarianism", and sporting legacies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Chart the technological development of sport in the mass media
- Understand different approaches to the study of the mass media in society and the place of sport within the media.
- Apply the concepts of denotation-connotation, narrative-ideology, dominant/subordinate discourse in media sport.
- Critically analyse media sport utilising appropriate concepts, theoretical constructs and methodologies.
|Communication and Sport. Numerous Articles.|
Bairner, A., Kelly, J. & Lee, J. L. (2018) Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. London: Routledge.
Hundley, H.L. & Billings, A.C. (2010) Examining Identity in Sports Media.
Machin, D. and Mayr, A. (2012) How To Do Critical Discourse Analysis. London: Sage
Thompson (1988) Mass communication and modern culture: Contribution to a critical theory of ideology, Sociology 22 (3) 359-383.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research and enquiry: Critical thinking, information retrieval, data organisation, data analysis.
Personal and intellectual autonomy: working independently, study design.
Communication: oral communication, written communication.
|Course organiser||Dr John Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 6642
|Course secretary||Mrs Alta Mene
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381