PKM371 Social Issues in Recreation (8)

This subject draws upon the student's prior knowledge of leisure theory, and practical aspects of recreation planning and provision. It involves the advanced individual reading and literature research in an area which each student develops out of personal interests that have arisen in previous studies in recreation. The subject begins with case study presentations of current issues in leisure studies and leisure provision. Theoretical, ideological and practical aspects will be explored in the case studies. Students will then research an issue of their choice under guidance from the lecturer and in conjunction with student discussion groups.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • advance their understanding of leisure theory and it's application to service provision and policy through a structured analysis of case studies
  • develop their critical awareness of leisure theory and debate
  • debate and discuss contemporary issues in leisure
  • pursue a particular issue through a structured program of study based on readings and research within the field of recreation
  • develop analytical and research skills
  • prepare and present a discussion paper


This subject will cover the following topics:

- The state role in recreation provision - Morality of Leisure - Tourism, ecotourism or sustainable tourism: Is there any difference? - Health and leisure - Clarifying student sociological perspective - Choosing site of study


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.