Sociology of Sport II 1111

Course Objectives

Through lectures and readings of original texts students will gain insight into important perspectives and theories within the social sciences relevant to the field of sport and outdoor life. The course will also provide the necessary foundation for studying an MA degree in Physical Education, Sport and Outdoor Life Studies.

Course Description

Approaches such as phenomenology, new-realism, post-structuralism, system theory and feminist theory, as well as classical theories such as Marx, Simmel, Weber, Durkheim, Cooley and Goffmann will be examined in the lectures and seminars. By using examples from the department’s research portfolio, students will gain an understanding of the relevance of the various approaches and theories for the field of sport and outdoor life and each student’s chosen specialisation sport.

Learning Methods

Twelve 3-hour sessions of lectures. Three 4-hour seminars. Some group work and presentations.

Assessment Methods

Students must submit a 15-page essay in which an independently selected topic is discussed in relation to some of the approaches that are examined in the course. Graded mark.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Hans Hognestad <>, last modified Carl-Magnus Nystad - 07/01/2008