Sport in Society - to Address Challenges

Summary

Admission requirements

Basic Requirements and Special Eligibility:
A Bachelor degree with at least 180 credits or an equivalent foreign degree, a minimum of 90 credits in sport science, sport studies, sport and exercise science, sport management, sport business, human movement studies, kinesiology, physical education, sport politics, sport coaching, sport psychology, public health, exercise and nutrition, recreation management or equivalent.
The equivalent of English B / English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2018

Course Code:
IV601G revision 1
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Sport Sciences
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
29 November 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
27 August 2018

Entry requirements

Basic Requirements and Special Eligibility:
A Bachelor degree with at least 180 credits or an equivalent foreign degree, a minimum of 90 credits in sport science, sport studies, sport and exercise science, sport management, sport business, human movement studies, kinesiology, physical education, sport politics, sport coaching, sport psychology, public health, exercise and nutrition, recreation management or equivalent.
The equivalent of English B / English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Purpose

The aim of the course is for students to develop their ability to identify current challenges and questions in the field of Sport in Society, and by practical means, find solutions in current problem areas in the field.

Contents

The multidisciplinary nature of sport science, with particular focus on sport in society as well as sport management, are studied in the course. A large emphasis is placed on the international dimension of the student group, and students actively contribute based on their different backgrounds, both academically and geographically.
The students work in groups with contemporary practical cases to ask questions, identify problem areas and propose a range of answers and solutions.
Moreover, the students reflect individually and in groups upon their own roles and positions within the field. The need of additional knowledge and skills within the subject area are included in this reflection, with focus on both future studies and future professional life.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  1. account for key concepts and problematize different fields of knowledge and research in sport science and the relationship between these
  2. identify contemporary, relevant questions and perspectives in the field of sports science, as well as develop and discuss different solutions to these
  3. identify and reflect upon knowledge and competence gaps with regard to further studies and future professional life

Learning activities

The course contains varied working methods that can consist of lectures, guest lectures, seminars, group exercises, study visits and self-study. The sessions that require compulsory attendance are announced at the start of the course.

Assessments

The course is assessed through two examinations as follows:
Prov 1: Portfolio (Portfolio 4 credits), 4 hp; graded with the A-U scale. The exam assesses the learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Prov 2: Poster (Poster 3,5 credits) 3,5 hp; graded with the A-U scale. The exam assesses the learning outcome 2.

For grade A on the course, the first of the examinations should be graded A and the second examination, A or B.
Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).
The grading criterion are announced 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

Houlihan, Barry & Malcolm, Dominic (ed.) (2016). Sport and Society. Third edition. London: Sage. (part 1, 3 and 4: 375 of 582 p.)
Robinson, Leigh (ed.) (2012). Routledge Handbook of Sport Management. London: Routledge. 474 p.
Scientific articles comprehending 100 pages. (Selected together with the responsible teacher)
Documents related to case study work comprehending approx. 150 pages.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Contact

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

Further information

Application

03 September 2018 - 07 October 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program