1. Defining sport, physical activity and leisure from a socio-cultural perspective, incorporating key terms and concepts, such as:
1.1 The sociological imagination
1.2 Agency vs. structure
1.4 The sport ethic
2. Sociological theories and perspective on the study of sport, such as:
2.3 Conflict theory
2.4 Critical theory
2.6 Feminist theories
3. Sport and education
4. Children and youth sport
5. Sport and social class
6. Sex, gender and sexuality in sport
7. Race and ethnicity in sport
8. Sport and the media
9. Sport, violence and deviance
10. Sport politics and policy
11. Sport, globalization and nationalism/identity
May include the following:
- Case-study analysis
- Experiential learning
- Guest speakers
- Technology assisted learning
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
|Individual/small group project||15-25%|
|In-class/online discussion forums||0-25%|
|Professionalism and class contributions||0-10%|
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to topics in the area of sport and leisure.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of key theoretical approaches to the study of sport in society and how to apply them to study relevant issues and phenomena in sport.
- Identify and discuss issues in sport and leisure as they relate to societal values, education, sporting ideologies, social class, gender, race/ethnicity, identity, politics, the economy and the media.
- Identify ways leisure and sport experiences can both enable and constrain the development of individuals and society.
- Discuss future possibilities in the field of sport and leisure from a sociological perspective.
Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbooks and materials may include:
Course pack: SPSC 1105: An Introduction to the Study of Sport
- Coakley, J. & Donnelly, P. (Current Edition). Issues and controversies: Sports in Society: Canadian Edition. Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson.
- Crossman, J. & Scherer, J. (Current Edition) Social dimensions of Canadian sport and physical activity. Toronto, ON: Pearson.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO SPEX 2XX (3)||2019/09/01 to -|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||DOUG SPSC 1103 (3) & DOUG SPSC 1105 (3) = CAMO SPEX 110 (3) & CAMO SPEX 1XX (3)||2014/09/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU KINE 161 (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU HKIN 161 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2021/08/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2008/05/01 to 2009/12/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU SOCI 1XXX (3)||2010/01/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG KINS 1161 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC HKIN 161 (3)||2008/05/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU KIN 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BPK 1XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHED 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PHED 2130 (3)||2010/01/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU HKIN 195 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU HKIN 325 (3)||2010/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO HMKN 1st (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV KIN 160 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ORTM 1XX (3)||2010/01/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC UNSP 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV KIN 161 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PE 1XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2008/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EPHE 1XX (1.5)||2008/05/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU KIN 1st (3)||2020/09/01 to -|