AST256 - Sport in History

Unit details

Year:

2021 unit information

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 3: Tony Joel
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIH256, AIH356, AIH456, AIJ203

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 - cloud:

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

Note:

Bachelor of Arts course elective in the History major

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Interpret the social, cultural, political, and/or economic impact of sport in a broad range of historical settings

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Synthesise core historiographical debates on the role of sport in history in multiple regions around the world

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Evaluate in a reflective and critical manner the impact of various sports in a diverse range of temporal and topical settings

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Construct ideas and arguments developed from their own research, and clearly and concisely communicate their findings in a non-text based media format

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

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

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Quizzes 800 words or equivalent 20% Ongoing
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay 1600 words or equivalent 40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Presentation 1600 words or equivalent 40% Information not yet available

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: AST256 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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