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AIH256 - Sport in History

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:T Joel




Incompatible with:

AIH356, AIH456, AIJ203

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Historical exercise 40% - Students must produce a 5 minute audio-visual presentation, to be submitted online.

Research Essay 40% - Students must choose from a range of topics and complete a research essay.

Online task 20% - Students must complete online activities at regular intervals throughout the unit.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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