This module explores contemporary issues in sport and exercise, particularly those they are likely to encounter and have to navigate in their future employment.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : awareness and understanding of contemporary issues in sport and society.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Identify and provide examples of contemporary issues in sport and society.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of historical, cultural and comparative sensitivities within contemporary issues in sport and society.
3. Critically examine sport culture through application of social theory and empirical research.
4. Produce ideas for progressive development of sport and exercise based on critical analysis of contemporary social issues.
1 Social theory
Students will learn key aspects of social theory that can be/ have been used to explain phenomena in sport and exercise.
2 Inequality and discrimination
Students will explore the main sources of inequality and discrimination in sport and exercise (e.g., gender, social class, ethnicity, LGBTI)
3 Sport and politics
Students will explore how various political systems/ ideologies and governing bodies use sport/athletes as a vehicle for social control.
4 Ethics and sport
Students will learn about moral and ethical issues in sport and exercise (e.g., child protection). Sport and exercise cultures provide a unique environment for moral and ethical issues.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
For session 2020/21 the expectation is that the teaching and learning hours stated in this descriptor will form a mix of synchronous and asynchronous student/staff activity, with the majority of this being online. The exact pattern of this activity is likely to vary from the standard face-to-face hours listed below but the overall student effort remains the same. Up-to-date information on the delivery of the module can be found on the relevant module MLS site and on your student timetable.
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SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2020/21 , and may be subject to change for future years.