Outdoor Life and Society I 1261

Course Objectives

The course will also provide students with an understanding of outdoor life’s historical development and importance in today’s society. The course will also cultivate student interest in the phenomenon outdoor life. Various approaches will be discussed and investigated.

Course Description

  • Outdoor life and sport as cultural phenomena
  • Outdoor life’s history, growth, development, diversity and scope
  • Outdoor activities as tools in building the nation and creating national identity
  • Outdoor life in relation to gender, class and social divisions
  • The significance of outdoor life in Norwegian society: values, motives and goals
  • The changing aspect of outdoor life: Institutionalisation, commercialisation, pedagogisation
  • Experiencing nature and views of nature, outdoor life and environmental protection
  • Outdoor life policies, right of access, laws and regulations, public documents and guidelines
  • Public management locally and centrally: levels and departments
  • Main problem areas within management of outdoor life and various types of physical environments: conflicts and challenges
  • Main voluntary organisations within the field of outdoor life
  • Writing scientific texts

Learning Methods

The course is taught in the autumn.

Teaching and learning methods include independent work, lectures, seminars and group work. Study group assignments will be handed out in conjunction with the lectures.

Assessment Methods

Individual home examination. Graded marks.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Andre Horgen <Andre.HorgenSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 09/09/2010