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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Sociology of Sport and Exercise
    Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 Points
    PHSE 206
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

    Associate Professor Mark Falcous -

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor 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:

    • Think critically about contemporary social problems and issues as they relate to sport
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of sociological perspectives and theories as they relate to sport
    • 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
    • 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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
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