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KNPE 167  Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity  Units: 3.00  
An introduction to sociological thinking about sport and physical activity. Among the topics to be discussed are: an exploration of what constitutes sport and under what conditions; how social relations of class, race, gender, and sexuality shape sport experiences; the business of sport; and the relationship between the media and sport.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 12 Tutorial, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a KINE Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Investigate the place of sport in contemporary North American society.
  2. Reflect on social and personal experiences of sport.
  3. Develop critical thinking skills question in order to question aspects of sport that are commonly taken-for-granted.
  4. Discuss sociological concepts and reasoning.
  5. Practice identifying and constructing arguments.
  6. Develop effective written and oral communication skills.
  7. Apply sociological thinking in analyses of social issues in sport.
  8. Identify relevant academic literature and forms of writing.