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AST205 - Sport, Bodies, Action!

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Kim Toffoletti
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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:

1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate a critical awareness of how contemporary sport is shaped by global movements, local culture, consumer society and politics

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Demonstrate knowledge of the different theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of sport in society

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Demonstrate a critical understanding of how global media (and its associated technologies, esp. digital technologies) is shaping the experience of sport

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Apply research, analytical and communication skills to critically interpret and explain trends in contemporary global sport

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Quiz 800 words or equivalent 20% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Research and writing exercise 800 words 20% Week 7
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report 2400 words 60% 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: AST205 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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