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SPEX312 Advanced Sociology of Sport

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

A sociological examination of contemporary issues related to the cultural, political and economic impact of sport and exercise both locally and globally.

Paper title Advanced Sociology of Sport
Paper code SPEX312
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $936.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,061.45

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SPEX 208 or PHSE 206 or 54 points from Arts and Musics and/or Commerce Schedule C
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Suitable for students interested in the socio-cultural dimensions of sport


Teaching staff

Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Falcous


There is no compulsory textbook. A reading list will be provided, most of which are available via Blackboard or electronically through the Central Library.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

On completing the paper students will have:

  • Gained an appreciation of the complexity of popular cultural forms, such as sport, in the construction and reproduction of important cultural values, meanings, experiences and identities. In turn, you are encouraged to develop your own personal "politics of the popular".
  • Developed a critical understanding of contemporary cultural issues and problems within the sociology of sport.
  • Developed a theoretically informed awareness of the ways in which identities and cultural practices are culturally constructed both within and outside of sport.
  • Gained an understanding of the nature of intersecting identities, both locally and globally.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17, 19-22
Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 14, 17-22