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Contemporary Issues in Sport (7983.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

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


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    • Semester 2, 2019, ONLINE, BRUCE (188352) - View
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    This unit evaluates sport in the late twentieth century (c.1980s-), with a particular emphasis on key socio-cultural issues: sport and social divides (gender, class, status, race, ethnicity, age, physical/mental competency); sports science and technology (performance equipment, human dynamics of sporting endeavour); and special problems in sport (illicit drug taking, violence, and corruption). The principal focus is with the Australian experience in contemporary sport, although discussions about the sporting cultures of Britain and the United States also feature strongly.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand how rules and ethics associated with contemporary sport have been, and continue to be, under negotiation;

    2. Be able to identify how sport has helped define contemporary social ideas about the human body; and

    3. Become equipped to contribute to public debates about the direction and future of sport and contemporary sport issues, particularly in the Australian context

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours of lectures per week.



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