Sociology of sport: Equity and inclusion

Department of Sport Pedagogy, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23868

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

The module will be issues based and will build on the introduction to sociological theories in year one, for example functionalist, interactionist, figurational, critical, hegemony and body theories. Students will be involved in sociological analysis of: 1) issues of talent identification and participation development from the perspectives of key stakeholders, eg children, parents and coaches, and 2) issues of equity and social exclusion eg `race’, gender, disability and ethnicity. Theoretical analysis will be used to further develop depth and breadth of understanding of these issues and implications for teachers and coaches.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, group work and tasks