THE KING'S UNIVERSITY
||Socio-cultural Aspects of Sport
AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
course examines how socio-cultural factors influence sport, and how
become a socializing agent of society and culture. Historical and
dimensions are explored. Aspects include the industry of sport, gender
sport, ethics and sport, and sport phenomena such as the Olympics.
Same as SOCI 348
Prerequisites: 6 credits of PHED or three credits of PHED and three
credits of sociology.
||There is no required textbook.
Students will be assigned readings that will be found on reserve in the
library, available through an electronic link or on Moodle, or in a
DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
|30 for 30 Responses (4)
|Student Presentations (Group - Major topics in
- To gain an understanding of the discipline of
explore the influence of social indicators such as class, ethnicity,
gender, age, religion, violence, education, the media and politics on
who can or cannot enjoy sport and leisure.
- To introduce the concept of thinking critically as an
- To prepare students for more advanced courses in the
history and sociology of sport and leisure.
- Week 1 (January 5, 2017) Course outlines and
expectations, and introductory group activity.
- Week 2 (January 10/12, 2017) What is the sociology of
sport? / How can social theories help us understand sport?
- Week 3 (January 17, 2017) Using history to understand
- Week 4 (January 24/26, 2017) Sports and
socialization. / Sports and children.
- Week 5 (January 31/February 2, 2017) Deviance in
sport: Is it out of control?
- Week 6 (February, 7/9, 2017) How does violence in
sport affect our lives?
- Week 7 (February, 14/16, 2017) Midterm Exam Review
Session and Midterm Exam.
- Week 8 (February 21/23, 2017) Reading Week – Classes
- Week 9 (February 28/March 2, 2017) Gender and sport.
/ Race and ethnicity in sport.
- Week 10 (March 7/9, 2017) Social class – issues of
money and power.
- Week 11 (March 14/16, 2017) Characteristics of
commercial sports (i.e., Economy) / Sports and the media.
- Week 12 (March 21/23, 2017) Politics and government
- Week 13 (March 28/30, 2017) Interscholastic sports
programs. / Future perspectives of sport.
- Week 14 (April 4/6, 2017) Student Presentations.
- Week 15 (April 11/13, 2017) Student Presentations. /
Year (Semester) in Review.
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions
from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult
the course instructor for up to date details.