CMYHE202-19A (HAM)

Understanding the Healthy Body: Sociocultural Perspectives

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Health Sport and Human Performance

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Paper Description

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This course aims to help you develop a socially critical understanding of the ‘healthy body’. You will learn about the ways gender, ethnicity, ability, age, disability, healthism, sexuality and class shape our bodies, how they look, feel, what they do and how they are regarded by your selves and others. You will become familiar with a range of theoretical tools and concepts that can be used to critically examine the healthy body in the fields of exercise science, community health, and sport. The course aims to help you:

  1. Grasp how socio-cultural perspectives are helpful in understanding the healthy body
  2. Develop the capacity to critically interrogate contemporary re-presentations of the healthy body in scholarly literature and in everyday life.
  3. Develop a foundational understanding of the different discourses that shape our perceptions of which bodies are healthy (or not).
  4. Understand the centrality of the healthy body to contemporary social life both in NZ and globally.
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Paper Structure

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This paper has a 12 week structure over the semester and involves a two hour lecture each Monday (11am – 1pm) and one 2-hour tutorial on either Thursday (9am - 10.50am) or Thursday (3.10pm - 5pm). There are directed readings and tasks that will need to be completed prior to each tutorial. We begin in the first two lecture sessions with developing some tools for critically thinking, observing and reading about healthy bodies and then focus on issues related to particular kinds of bodies for each of the remaining sessions.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how socio-cultural perspectives are helpful in understanding the healthy body
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  • Demonstrate the capacity to critically interrogate contemporary re-presentations of the healthy body in scholarly literature and in everyday life.
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  • Articulate a foundational understanding of the different discourses that shape our perceptions of which bodies are healthy (or not).
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  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the centrality of the healthy body to contemporary social life both in NZ and globally
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Assessment

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There are three assessments designed to act as evidence of your learning in this paper. Please enter these into your diary and plan ahead for their completion and submission. The paper is fully internally assessed. All assessments are compulsory. Failure to submit an assessment will normally result in an IC grade for the paper.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Body Diary (Part 1 and Part 2)
12 Apr 2019
11:30 PM
35
  • Other:
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Healthy Body Case Study (Part 1 and Part 2)
20 May 2019
11:30 PM
35
  • Other:
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
3. In Class Body Test
27 May 2019
10:00 AM
30
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required and recommended readings for this paper are available at: https://waikato.rl.talis.com/lists/3C0DC851-D202-DF14-CEE7-C4173FE6BA49.html
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Online Support

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Moodle online is used to support your learning in this paper. You should check Moodle on a regular basis! General questions can be asked through the Moodle site and there is also a place to discuss any personal confidential matters related to your participation e.g. absence from class with lectuers.

Some lecture notes/panoptos of the lecture will be available on Moodle however it is highly recommended that you fully attend lectures.

The required and recommended readings for thie paper are available through the online reading site (link is on Moodle).

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Workload

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This paper has an expected workload of 150 hours which is a University wide requirement. This includes approximately 36 hours of lecture and tutorial contact time, 40 hours of directed reading and out of class work and 74 hours of time devoted to assessment.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper builds on the knowledge gained in CMYHE101 and will contribute towards SDCOA303 and CMYHE302
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