LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health (8)
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This subject introduces students to philosophical and sociological conceptions of leisure and its relationship to health and wellbeing. It introduces students to competing definitions of leisure and examines the historical development of leisure in society. It examines leisure from a variety of sociological perspectives and introduces students to a range of theoretical concepts pertaining to leisure and health. Students will develop critical thinking skills with which to analyse leisure in modern societies and allow them to reflect critically on the relationships between leisure and health. The subject links the emerging knowledge of students to their own experiences of leisure and health.