Gender and Sports I

Summary

Sport is, like all human activity, gendered. Our perceptions of what women and men are expected to do are reflected in sports and in ideas about which sports or roles within sports organizations are more or less suitable for men and women. Simple questions are whether a woman can coach a male football team; or a whether a synchronized swimming is a masculine or feminine sport? The course is divided in two half’s. During the first part of the course women’s participation in sports activities in history and in contemporary society are studied from a structural perspective. During the second half of the course the student will concentrate on sportsman`s or woman´s destiny, in order to analyze the destiny placed in a gendered sports regime. The course will be concluded by the student writing an essay analyzing an individual life experience from a structural perspective.

Admission requirements

The special prerequisite for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civic A requirement

Selection:

credits 20% final grades 40% national university aptitude test 40%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2018

Course Code:
IF126E revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
16 September 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
05 June 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
16 September 2016

Entry requirements

The special prerequisite for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civic A requirement

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Single subject course.

Purpose

The purpose of this course is that the students will develop and enter deeply their knowledge on women and sports as well as gender from an international perspective.

Contents

During the first part of the course women’s participation in sports activites in history and in contemporary society are studied from a structural perspective. During the second half of the course the student will concentrate on sportsman`s or woman´s destiny, in order to analyze the destiny placed in a gendered sports regime. The course will be concluded by the student writing an essay analyzing an individual life experience from a structural perspective.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • describe women’s participation and sports activities making international comparisons
  • describe research on women and sports
  • discuss an individual destiny in relation to the structures in society
  • write a shorter essay

Learning activities

The course consists of web based learning activities and the language of instruction is English.

Assessments

All the learning outcomes will be examined individually and in three written examinations.

The criteria for Pass and Pass with Distinction are clarified by the examiner at the start of the course.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


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Compulsory literature

Benn, Tansin; Pfister, Gertrud and Haifaa Jawad (2011), Muslim women and sports. London: Routledge. English xvii, 278 p.
Hargreaves, Jennifer (2000), Heroines of sport. The politics of difference and identity. London: Routledge. English 284 p.
Hartman-Tews, Ilse & Pfister, Gertrud (2003), Sport and women. Social issues in international perspective. London; Routledge, English 288 p.

One biography of a sportswomen or sportsman

Course evaluation

Students are given opportunities to influence course content through continual reflections on the course content and methods. The course ends with an individual, written evaluation based on the course purpose and learning outcomes. This evaluation is used as a starting point for an oral evaluation at the end of the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the department Sport Sciences.

Further information

Paola Mendoza Frödin, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6658225
Kelly Knez, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657744

Application

04 June 2018 - 08 July 2018 100% Distance (Malmö) Application period for this offer starts 21 February 2018.

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 11000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 11000 SEK