AST205 - Sport, Bodies, Action!

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Bernie East





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week and 1 x 1 Seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour Class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online Seminar per week


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.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Quiz (800 words or equivalent) - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Research and writing exercise (800 words) - 20%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report (2400 words) - 60%

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