MMS201 - Sport in Society
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online|
|Previously coded as:||MMS101|
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 2: Jonathan Robertson|
Normally available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), the Bachelor of Arts, the Dean's Scholars Program and the Bachelor of Sport Development only.
|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:|
Burwood: 1 x 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week
Waterfront: 1 x 1.5 hour recorded class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
1 x 1.5 hour class (recordings provided) per week plus 1 x 1.5 hour online workshop per week
The unit explores social sciences and their application to sport studies. Methodologies of history and sociology will be considered and applied to prominent issues in Australian and international sport. The social significance of sport in Australian culture and the need for sport managers to be sensitive to that significance are examined.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Plan for, evaluate, and reflect on self-directed learning approaches that ensure success in learning about the relationship between sport and society.
Identify factors that influence the management of safe, fair and inclusive sports and physical activities.
|GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities|
Utilise critical thinking skills to identify and mitigate risks to sport ethics, integrity, and inclusion.
|GLO4: Critical thinking|
Implement ethical decision-making frameworks and practices to become an ethical and self-reflective sport management professional.
|GLO8: Global citizenship|
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1: (Individual) Regular engagement in seminar activities and discussions||1000 words||20%||To be advised|
|Assessment 2: (Individual) Essay||1000 words||30%||To be advised|
Part B: (Individual) Online Presentation
Part A: 1500 words
Part B: 5 minutes (500 words equivalent)
|50%||To be advised|
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMS201 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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