SDCOA201-18A (HAM)

Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society

15 Points

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


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Paper Description

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In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will be introduced to more advanced key concepts and theories within sociology of sport and development studies, adding in concepts from health and wellbeing, and will learn how to use these tools to better understand the potential and challenges of using sport for creating positive social change for various individuals, groups and communities in NZ and more internationally. Issues of power, identity, including national identity, equity and diversity will be incorporated throughout the paper.
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Paper Structure

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Lectures and workshops on campus/supported online.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

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    Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

    1. develop skills in the application of sociological perspectives to the analysis of a variety of sports/leisure phenomena;
    2. understand and develop an individual "sociological imagination," a critical stance, particularly towards sport and leisure practices and institutions.
    3. understand concepts related to individual and community identity, inclusion and exclusion in relation to gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic status, age, dis/ability and their intersectionality;
    4. recognise the ways in which power relations continue to structure community-based sports cultures and institutions, both in Aotearoa/New Zealand and more globally;
    5. identify, in groups and individually, actions that individuals and communities may take to make experiences more equitable sport participation in formal and informal settings;
    6. analyse, critically evaluate, and generate a range of theoretical and empirical explanations of why and how communities "touch" their members and how members reciprocally impact upon their communities, relating them to a variety of social and cultural contexts.
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Assessments are due on the date noted in the paper outline.


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.

Submission of assignments should wherever possible, be lodged through Moodle. The date and a recommended time of 11.30PMshould be specified to promote consistency.

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. In class tests x 2
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Group project
28 May 2018
No set time
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Individual Write Up
28 May 2018
5:00 PM
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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See talis (go to library website), look up SDCOA 201-18A, find readings, click buttons for readings, READ. Take notes. Think about what you've read: in terms of its own arguments, in terms of the broad reach of this paper, in terms of your sport degree and issues that may exist in your future work career.
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Online Support

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Moodle, email contact with lecturer (see details at the top of this outline).
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This class has a credit value of 15 points. This comprises roughly 36 hours in class (lectures & workshops), and a remaining ~120 hours of study to successfully obtain a passing grade for this course (a minimum of 150 hours total). The required 150 hours translate into each student's workload: 36 hrs face-to-face (lectures and workshops), 12 hours online tasks, and the remaining 102 hours should consist of time for reading, group work, discussion with classmates, revision, and assessment preparation.

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Prerequisites: A minimum of 60 points at 100 level




Restrictions: SPLS203

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