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.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Albury-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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge
LES101

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

Syllabus

This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LES302 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Essay
40
2
Health promotion submission
60

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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