LES302 Leisure and Social Relations (8)


This subject extends LES301 by exploring the social relations that govern leisure practices and health promotion approaches. Social psychological and critical sociological approaches to leisure are covered in relation to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Students are encouraged to apply a social understanding of health and leisure issues, determinants and inequities as they are addressed through projects aimed at the promotion of wellbeing. Conceptual approaches and promotion strategies, such as community capacity building and the enhancement of social capital, are developed in relation to leisure.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LES302
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • critically analyse a variety of theoretical and practice concepts from social psychology to articulate how they can be applied to leisure practice;
  • analyse the role of social structure and human agency in health outcomes and the role of leisure as a strategy of agency in health promotion;
  • synthesize and evaluate concepts from social psychology and community practice in developing health promotion proposals that are ethically grounded critically focused and creative


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The social psychology of leisure
  • Social constraints and possibilities of leisure
  • Leisure, social change and the life course
  • Stress, loss and leisure
  • Critical issues for health promotion
  • Leisure and health promotion
  • Contemporary leisure and social capital


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.