Units of Study

SCLG2619 - Sociology of Sport

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Jane Gill


This unit will examine the relationship between sport and society, particularly the formation and reproduction of social norms and groupings. Analysing society from modernist and post-structuralist perspectives, students will use social theories of discourse, identity formation and power relations to explore the role of sport in the development and reproduction of gender, sexual, class, racial and national groups. Topics discussed include sport as a vehicle of social empowerment or marginalisation, sport as colonialism, and sport as consumption and popular entertainment.


10x45wd tutorial papers (10%), 1x600wd theory paper (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

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