SDCOA101-19B (NET)

Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues

15 Points

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Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance
Health, Sport and Human Performance

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: courtney.kelly@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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In this paper, students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Students will be introduced to a range of sociological concepts--including historical, sociological, social psychological, and philosophical--from a sport development perspective, and learn how to apply these to local, national and international sporting contexts.
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Paper Structure

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Lectures and workshops on campus for HAM version; lectures on Panopto, asynchronous Moodle platform for NET version.

Students will be expected to attend lectures and tutorials, and participate in online tutorials on a weekly basis. (See WORKLOAD, below)

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Satisfactorily master the following:

    1. Understand the contribution of the social sciences to trends and issues in sport development;

    2. Develop abilities in critical thinking and argument construction;

    3. Understand basic sociological concepts and arguments as they relate to contemporary sports development;

    4. Understand the relationships between philosophy, history, coaching and sociology in sporting and cultural contexts.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessments are due on the date (and time) specified in Moodle.

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As per FHSHE Guidelines:

Students are required to complete and submit all internal assessment by specified dates. The last date for accepting internal assessment (the deadline) is written in the paper outline. If a student cannot meet the deadline for a significant reason there are clear procedures that must be followed.

A student should make every effort to request an extension before the due date. Extensions to the submission deadline should be agreed to in writing by the paper’s lecturer.

Extensions will normally only be given in case of illness, family bereavement, or serious personal accidents or circumstances.

Applications for extensions should be made to the paper coordinator / convenor as specified in the paper outline.

Requests for extensions on medical grounds must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

Late submissions without a granted extension should receive a deduction of 3% per weekday from the total paper grade.

Late submissions will not be accepted one calendar week after the submission deadline.

No deadlines may be extended beyond two weeks.

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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. Journal entries
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online test #1
16 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online test #2
10 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online discussion
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
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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Please see the readings list provided in Talis Aspire via the library website and through Moodle
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Online Support

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MOODLE, email contact with lecturers (see contact details on this outline).

Also, this is a HAM, TGA and NET paper: Panopto will (usually) be available.

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Workload

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This paper has a credit value of 15 points. This comprises a minimum of 150 hours of study to successfully obtain a passing grade (and commensurate knowledge and understanding) for this paper. In other words, the required 150 hours translate into each student's workload: time for reading, writing, individual study, discussion, revision of ideas and writings, and assessment preparation.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper (or its equivalent), as one of the 100-level BSHHP papers, is a fundamental prerequisite for SDCOA201, and a building block for the SDCOA major and minor.
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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restrictions: SPLS101 and SPLS102

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