20 credits at level HE6
The aims of this module are to enable the student to
•Analyse the contemporary role and function of sport and leisure in society
•Draw from a number of disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, cultural studies and economics to critically examine contemporary sports and leisure phenomena.
•Critically appraise theoretical explanations of the role of sport and leisure in society
•Contemporary social theory relating to sports and leisure practices, e.g. structuration, figuration, conflict, feminism
•Historical investigation into prominent developments in modern sports and leisure e.g. Rational Recreation, Muscular Christianity, Athleticism, commercialisation.
•Forms and functions of sporting / leisure practice e.g. individual/team sports, adventure/lifestyle sports, amateur/professional sports
•Issues and effects relating to socio-cultural practice surrounding sports and recreation, e.g. gender, race, social stratification, gambling, drugs
•Role of social institutions contributing to sports and leisure practice e.g. media, education, law, politics, commerce
The learning outcomes concentrate upon subject knowledge and cognitive development. Considerable time is spent by students learning in groups and as individuals through seminars and tutorials. The formal contact hours will be made up as shown below;
Lectures 12 * 1hour, Seminars 12* 1 hour, Tutorials minimum of 2 per student offered, Presentations 1 per student
Site visits and guest speakers will be used where appropriate to support learning
Students will be expected to undertake 158 hours of self directed learning, including desk research and engagement with public sports and leisure organisations
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
•Question the role of sports and leisure in modern society
•Discuss and critique the varied roles of sport and leisure in society drawing upon contemporary social theory
|2.||•Analyse social issues affecting contemporary sports and leisure||•Critically evaluate the underlying issues which affect modern sports and leisure|
|3.||•Develop critical analysis of theoretical models||•Critically review the validity of at least two major theories for the functions of sports and leisure|
|4.||•Research and critique contemporary issues.||•Apply relevant sources to underpin coherent arguments|
|5.||•communicate competently using a variety of verbal and non-verbal skills||
•communicate research findings effectively
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay 2,500 words||Seminar Paper !,000 words||Presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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