MMS201 - Sport in Society

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MMS101
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jonathan Robertson
Cohort rule:

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), the Bachelor of Sport Development or students completing a major/minor in Sport Journalism.



Incompatible with: MMS101
Typical study commitment:

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

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

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

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.  

GLO6: Self-management


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% Weekly
Assessment 2: (Individual) Essay 1000 words 30% Week 5

Assessment 3: 
Part A: (Individual) Written Submission

Part B: (Individual) Online Presentation

Part A: 1500 words

Part B: 5 minutes (500 words equivalent)

50% 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 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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