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350168 VO BE2I - Fundamentals of Communication in Sports (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German

Examination dates



Coordination of the lecture: Prof. O. Weiß

Weiß: Friday, 21 May from 2pm to 5pm, digital
Norden: Saturday, 5 June and 19 June, both from 10am to 5pm, digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture gives an overview of communication theories and communication models, studies on sport as a communication phenomenon, as well as of communication problems in sport. In this context, basic terms and concepts are explained and the topic areas of coach-athlete communication, communication among athletes, communication in sport clubs, communication between athletes and spectators, communication among spectators, as well as sport and mass communication are dealt with.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam, online, open book exam, 3 essay questions with 10 achievable points each. When answering the questions, the students should demonstrate that they are able to deal with the terms and concepts presented in the lecture in a competent manner and argue independently.
It shall be pointed out to the students that, if their positive grade had evidently been obtained by fraud (e. g., copying, plagiarism, use of unauthorized auxiliary materials, forgery, ghostwriting, etc.), the entire course will be classified as cheated and the attempt to take the examination will be counted (entry in U:SPACE: X = not assessed).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading is done according to an operationalized scheme.
1: 87%
2: 75%
3: 63%
4: 50%
5: 49,99%

Examination topics

The contents presented in the lecture (slides on Moodle).

Reading list

Borggrefe, C./ Cachay, K. 2015: Kommunikation als Herausforderung. Eine theoretisch-empirische Studie zur Trainer-Athlet-Kommunikation im Spitzensport. Schorndorf.
Hilscher, P./ Norden, G./ Russo, M./ Weiß, O. (eds.) 2010: Entwicklungstendenzen im Sport. 3rd ed., Vienna.
Weiß, O./ Norden, G. 2013: Einführung in die Sportsoziologie. 2nd revised and updated edition, Münster.

Further literature will be announced in the lecture.

Association in the course directory


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