Sport in history, culture and the media

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LGX226B05
Vaknaam Sport in history, culture and the media
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Sport in history, culture and the media
Leerdoelen On completion of the minor sport science, students will have:
Developed domain specific knowledge in the areas of Sport and Healthy Aging, Sport and Performance, and Sport and Sustainable Society;
Gained insight into the role and impact of sport science research in the three main themes ofHealthy Aging, Performance and Sustainable Society.
Learnt how to apply a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary issues in sport science
Omschrijving We are so accustomed to the central role of sport in our daily life and in the media, that we tend to think that sport and mass sport are universal phenomena. Mass sport - both as regularized competition and as systematic individual training- is in fact historically contingent. It depends on a range of cultural, social and political factors, that determine the place of sport and sporters in society, that guide who can participate and under which conditions, and that influence how sport is valued in society at large.
This course offers a broad overview of the main historical trajectories of sport from antiquity to the present day. It will give special attention to the cultural political and social-economic factors that enable and regulate sport activity, and investigate the place of sport as a practice and idea and their societal impact from a historical perspective. We shall study how sport and sporters are represented and discussed in different kinds of media over time: from art and literature to journalism, radio and TV, and social media; and investigate how these representations have in their turn influenced the role of sport and sporters in society.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. S.C.M. te Wierike
Docent(en) prof. dr. O.M. van Nijf
Entreevoorwaarden Propaedeutic degree. Registration at RUG. This is an introductory course that can be followed at all BA levels; Sufficient knowledge of English is required.
Opmerkingen This course is one of the options in the minor Sport Science, but it can also be chosen as a special topic by other students; (It can be expanded to a 10 ECTS module)
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Vrije keuzeruimte / Bijvakken overig  (Diversen) - semester I a keuze
Minor Sport Science - semester I a keuze