Introduction to the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 1105
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces the study of sport and leisure in society. Students will develop critical thinking skills while considering the social, cultural, political and economic structures of sport in contemporary society.
Course Content

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

  1.3 Ideologies

  1.4 The sport ethic

2. Sociological theories and perspective on the study of sport, such as:

  2.1 Functionalism

  2.2 Hegemony

  2.3 Conflict theory

  2.4 Critical theory

  2.5 Interactionism

  2.6 Feminist theories

  2.7 Post-structuralism

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
 

Methods Of Instruction

May include the following:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Peer-led
  • Field-trips
  • Case-study analysis
  • Problem-based
  • Inquiry-based
  • Small-group
  • Experiential learning
  • Guest speakers
  • Technology assisted learning
  • Hybrid
Means of Assessment

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%
Mid-term exam(s) 15-40%
Group project 15-40%
Professionalism and class contributions 0-10%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to topics in the area of sport and leisure.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Identify ways leisure and sport experiences can both enable and constrain the development of individuals and society.
  5. Discuss future possibilities in the field of sport and leisure from a sociological perspective.
Textbook Materials

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

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 -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO SPEX 1XX (3); DOUG SPSC 1103 (3) & DOUG SPSC 1105 (3) = CAMO SPEX 110 (3) & CAMO SPEX 1XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU HKIN 161 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
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) 2013/09/01 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), B-Soc 2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 1XX (3), B-Soc 2013/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2130 (3) 2010/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 325 (3) 2010/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 195 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HMKN 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 161 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC UNSP 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ORTM 1XX (3) 2010/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 161 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 1XX (1.5), May be used in lieu of UVIC EPHE 143. 2008/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 1XX (1.5), May be used in lieu of UVIC PE 143. 2004/09/01 to 2008/04/30
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PHED 1st (3) 2004/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12789
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hetherington
Shawn
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13327
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Lake
Robert
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14155
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Lake
Robert
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14874
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Lake
Robert
Open
Online
SPSC 1105 004 - Registration is restricted to Sport Science and Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching students until November 25, 2020 at 10:00am.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16262
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hetherington
Shawn
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20