PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Course code EDUC4015Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will examine how physical activity and sport, and through them HPE, are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions. Through identifying and discussing key sociocultural issues relating to the body, physical activity and sport, students will recognise different viewpoints and their impact on contemporary practices. Students will critically analyse approaches to issues such as: the social meanings of sport in Australia; health and the body; gender, sexuality and physical activity; the media and sport; ethnicity and race; youth cultures; and sport and politics; with a view to incorporating a sociocultural perspective within health and physical education teaching practices.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. be able to discuss how physical activity, sport and physical education are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions
2. be able to identify and critically evaluate different perspectives on issues relating to physical activity, sport and physical education;
3. have developed their own values and philosophies regarding sport, physical activity, and HPE;
4. have used inquiry-related skills and critical thinking to develop an argument in relation to sport issues, beliefs and values; and
5. have engaged with the arguments and evidence in academic writing and research written from a sociological perspective.
ContentThis course will include the following content:
• a sociocultural perspective of sport, physical activity and HPE
• the social meanings of sport and physical activity in Australian and other societies
• young people and physical activity;
• gender, sexuality and physical activity;
• media, sport and physical activity
• ethnicity, race and sport
• politics and sport
• social meanings of the body in relation to health and physical activity
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces the sport sociology strand from EDUC3033 and the PE strand from EDUC1014.
TransitionThis course replaces the sport sociology strand from EDUC3033 and the PE strand from EDUC1014.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: Essay 50%.
Presentations - GroupAssignment 2: Group presentation 50%.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the:
Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Education
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4015