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SPEX208 Sociology of Sport and Exercise

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

An exploration of the sociological significance of sport and exercise in contemporary society, including an understanding of the cultural, political and economic processes of sport.

Paper title Sociology of Sport and Exercise
Paper code SPEX208
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $936.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,061.45

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72 Points
PHSE 206
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Dr Mark Falcous
Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Dr Mark Falcous

No textbooks required

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Life-long learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students will be expected to
  1. Think critically about contemporary social problems and issues as they relate to sport
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of sociological perspectives and theories as they relate to sport
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the role of sport in constructing dominant ways of thinking about the place of sport in our culture as it relates to: gender, race, sexuality, class and nationality
  4. Understand the role that socio-cultural factors have in influencing the form and structure of sport in contemporary society and how it impacts on people's everyday experiences

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41