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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2025: Current Themes in the Sociology of Sport

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • History of the Sociology of Sport
  • Mega-Events
  • Olympic Model
  • Community Sport
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Disability and Adaptive Sport
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Edgework
  • Gender and Sexual Identity in Sport
  • Race and Ethnicity in Sport
  • Sport as Religion
  • Sport for Good, NGOs, and Policy
  • Polluted Leisure
  • The Quantitative Self Movement

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching2211 x 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching2Guidance for case-study commentary
Guided Independent Study36Readings for seminars and tutorials
Guided Independent Study45Researching and writing essay
Guided Independent Study45Researching and writing the case study commentary

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).