AST205 - Sport, Bodies, Action!

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Kim Toffoletti
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit introduces students to the sociological analysis of contemporary sport. It focuses on key trajectories in both traditional professionalised sports (e.g. basketball, football, cricket) and emerging lifestyle sports and pastimes (e.g. parkour, roller derby, gaming) in Australia and internationally. The unit draws on sociological theories and research on sports celebrities, sport audiences, sport media, sports administration, corruption, gambling, race, gender and globalisation to understand and explain these patterns.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Demonstrate a critical awareness of how contemporary sport is shaped by global movements, local culture, consumer society and politics

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Demonstrate knowledge of the different theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of sport in society

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Demonstrate a critical understanding of how global media (and its associated technologies, esp. digital technologies) is shaping the experience of sport

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Apply research, analytical and communication skills to critically interpret and explain trends in contemporary global sport

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quiz 800 words
or equivalent
20% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Research and writing exercise 800 words 20% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Report 2400 words
or equivalent
60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link AST205
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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