Critical Perspectives in Leisure
|Course code LEIS3320||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School|
Takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the critical analysis of contemporary leisure. Building on theoretical knowledge acquired in first and second years, this course is designed to develop in students a critical understanding of contemporary phenomena, such as globalisation and the impact on leisure, especially in regard to new technologies, the environment, cultural commodification, self-identity, lifestyle, and social contracts.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course, students will be expected to be able to:|
1. Develop an understanding of the depth of research and scholarship on contemporary issues in leisure.
2. Critically engage with and assess contrasting theoretical viewpoints on leisure, culture and tourism.
3. Critically evaluate significant contemporary trends through detailed analysis of chosen case material.
4. Demonstrate an ability to interpret critically a range of contested issues and their local impacts as they relate to leisure, culture and tourism.
|Content||This advanced course will consider the contemporary issues in leisure through a consideration of such case studies as:|
1. Sport, globalisation and community.
2. Tourism and cultural commodification.
3. Work, leisure and the new international division of labour.
4. Australia and international mediascapes.
5. Globalisation and the gender order.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||10 units at 2000 level in LEIS courses|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term