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Undergraduate | LTU-SOC3SDS | 2024

The Politics Of Play: Issues, Controversies, And Possibilities For Sports, Games, And Leisure

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Start dates
8 Jan 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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The Politics Of Play: Issues, Controversies, And Possibilities For Sports, Games, And Leisure

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Understand classic and contemporary theories and arguments in the sociological study of sports, games, and leisure
    2. Apply sociological concepts to the analysis and evaluation of the influence of sports, games, and play in society
    3. Synthesise empirical research and demonstrate reflective thinking on the forms and role of sport, games, and play in everyday life
    4. Critically evaluate current public debates on contested social issues relating to value of sport and games in wider society

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of subjects at Level 2

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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