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MMS711 - Introduction to the Sport Industry

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Pamm Phillips
Trimester 2: Scott Field
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 1.5 hour class, 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1.5-hour class, 1 x 1.5-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)

Content

The unit provides an overview of the Australian sports system. Its key objectives are to analyse the structure, function and inter-relationships of various agencies responsible for the delivery of sport in Australia, and to allow students to critically analyse a variety of contemporary issues confronting sport and sport managers. Such issues may include funding for sport, the use of drugs and the control of violence in sport.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

To establish working definitions of sport and their implications for sport management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

To develop an appreciation of the precursors of contemporary sport and sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities 

ULO3

To develop an understanding of the agencies responsible for the organisation of sport in Australia and internationally, as well as the inter-relationships among these agencies.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

To examine and evaluate the governance, management and policy practices of sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities 
GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

To analyse social, cultural, ethical and global issues impacting upon sport and sport organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6: Self-management

 

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

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 

Assessment 1: (Group 3-4 students) -

Video Presentation

Written Report

 

15 minutes

2 x 500 words

40% Week 5
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written assignment 6000 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: MMS711 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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