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SOCI2065 – Sport, Culture and Society

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Selvaraj Velayutham
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
40cp at 1000 level or above
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
The unit outlines the various sociological theories and analyses of sport. It examines such issues as: sport and media, sport, globalisation and human rights; sport, gender and race; the conduct of spectators and players; gambling and sport; on and off-field violence; professionalism and corporate sponsorship and ownership. It illustrates these concerns by referring to the various forms of professional football in Australia, cricket, and sporting competitions such as the Olympic Games, the soccer and rugby World Cups. You will be encouraged to draw upon contemporary sporting events and news in your assignments.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: demonstrate understanding of key texts and themes in the sociological literature on sport, culture and society.
  • ULO2: demonstrate capacities for creative and independent thinking as well as the ability to closely read and interrogate textual material.
  • ULO3: demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding the connections between sport and culture.
  • ULO4: demonstrate the ability to explore current trends and new directions for research in the field of sport, culture and society.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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  • REQUIRED READINGS: Available at library e-reserve.
  • RECOMMENDED READINGS: Refer to the Macquarie University Library catalogue.
  • Students are expected complete required readings and contribute to tutorial discussions.
  • REFERENCING: use Harvard (author-date) referencing style.
  • Research essay must be submitted through TURNITIN.
  • PLEASE CONTACT the unit convenor if you have any queries about the course, assignments and or require extension or special consideration.

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