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

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Sociology of Sport
    Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    54 points from Arts and Music and/or Commerce Schedule C or PHSE 206 or SPEX 208
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

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


    Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Mark Falcous; contact

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Mark Falcous; contact


    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.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-22
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