AST256 - Sport in History

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Tony Joel





Incompatible with:

AIH256, AIH356, AIH456, AIJ203

Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 x 2 hour scheduled online seminars



Bachelor of Arts course elective in the History major


Are Australians peculiar in their interest in sport? The unit studies the evolution of sport since classical times, and its different roles in society over time. Major changes in forms of sport are examined in relation to political, social, cultural, religious, and economic developments in society. Theories and interpretations of sport’s role in society throughout history are examined, taking into consideration issues including class, gender, ethnicity, and power. Information and case studies are drawn from a diverse range of sports and countries, with students offered a chance to pursue particular interests. By the completion of the unit, you should know whether sport is only a game.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Presentation (1800 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (1800 words) - 40%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Quiz (400 words) -20%

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