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Business, Politics and Sport (7977.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science




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    This unit is designed to introduce students to the varying aspects of corporate involvement in sport in its national and international forms, to determine the relationship between corporate groups and sports organisations and to examine the potential for growth within the corporate approach to sport. The unit also familiarises students with the nature and purpose of political processes at various levels of physical activity, from recreational to high performance sport, and from localised to international sport. Subjects for discussion include the use of sport as a political vehicle, the role of sport in uniting or dividing communities under stress, and the significance of sport to the public image of political leaders.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. explain the major catalysts responsible for the commodification of Australian sport
    2. be able to communicate the similarities and differences between the commercialisation of Australian sport and international sport
    3. be aware of a variety of ways in which sport and politics intersect
    4. will have become equipped to contribute to public debates about the politics of sport in modern societies

    Contact Hours

    Three hours a week.



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