Socio-cultural Factors In Sports

Subject Code:

SPO102A

Subject Aim:

Sports play a giant role in contemporary society worldwide. Few of us, however, pause to think about the larger questions of money, politics, race, gender, culture, and commercialisation that surround sports everywhere. Designed to demonstrate the importance of considering social and cultural aspects of sport, this course draws on the tools of anthropology, sociology, history, and other disciplines to give you new perspectives on the games we watch and play.

Covering issues of crucial importance to sportspeople, coaches, physical education instructors, media producers, and policy makers, the sport sociology course will provide you with the skills to look at sport in Australia and beyond, and to make informed decisions about your relationship to sport as a participant, or through your career.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Explain the importance of sport as a socio-cultural activity.

b) Identify how sport reflects and reproduces society.

c) Recognise different social and cultural influences on sport.

d) Summarise how sport is shaped by social differences.

Student Assessment:

(G)* = Group Assessment