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EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement (8)

Abstract

This subject is designed to stimulate the student's interest in the sociocultural and historical foundations of sport and physical education in Australian society. It will encourage students to begin to critically examine the nature and significance of sports and physical activity in our society. Central to this subject is the notion that sports are social constructions that are created, influenced and modified by human social agents or factors. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR101
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 Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) Bachelor of Sport Studies/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Education (Health & PE) Bachelor of Educational Studies Bachel of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

or as approved by the Course Director

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine 'taken-for-granted' assumptions about the nature of sports and physical education
  • be able to articulate the role and significance of sport and physical activity in society and in school-based physical education programs
  • be able to discuss the impact of historical factors on the current situation in sport and physical education
  • be able to discuss the relationship between sports and other aspects of society, such as issues of gender, race/ethnicity and violence
  • be able to synthesise and write up academic research on sport from a sociocultural or historical perspective
  • be able to express ideas and communicate with others on selected sociocultural and historical topics in sport
  • be able to critically examine, at a foundational level, and reflect on the socio-cultural issues that affect inclusion and participation in sport and exercise

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding the production of knowledge in sport and physical education;
  • Introduction of the disciplines of sociology, history and philosophy and how these relate to sport and physical education;
  • Historical factors influencing sport and physical education;
  • Sub-cultures of sport;
  • Sports and socialisation;
  • Gender and sport;
  • Violence and aggression in sport;
  • Race and ethnicity in sport;
  • Deviance in sport;
  • Sport and social class.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.