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350172 VO BC2I - Sports and Society (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 35 - Sportwissenschaft

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.03. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 10.03. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 17.03. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 24.03. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 14.04. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 21.04. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 28.04. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 05.05. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 12.05. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 19.05. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 26.05. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 02.06. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 09.06. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 16.06. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 23.06. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG
Wednesday 30.06. 11:15 - 12:45 ZSU - USZ I, Hörsaal 2 EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Sport fascinates billions of people around the world and for many, it constitutes a substitute for religion. It appears as an ideal of society, since in sport, man’s personal contribution is visible and counts. Therefore, it offers people special possibilities for self-affirmation. The lecture deals with the social inclusion and social significance of sport. It covers the history and the state of research of sociology of sport, as well as current issues and methodological approaches. In addition, the development of sport into a formative cultural and economic factor is outlined.
Contents:
- Affinity between sport and society
- Sport as a microcosm of society
- Sport and culture: values in sport and society
- Intercultural comparison of sport between the USA and Austria
- Social inclusion of sport in Austria: body and sport awareness of Austrians
- Images of selected sports in Austria
- Social recognition and integration in sport
- Sport and communication
- Sport spectators - aggression among sport spectators
- Sport and violence
- Sport and mass communication
- Sport and economy
- Sport and politics
- Changes of sport in the context of social developments

Method:
The course imparts basic knowledge about this field of research and at the same time, it offers guidance by presenting an overview of theories and research findings through a vivid presentation of sport sociological topics, which are explained in more detail by means of examples. “Sport and Society” is a lecture, in which discussions and the students’ active participation are central elements as well.

Assessment and permitted materials

Generally, the students are assessed by means of a written examination with multiple choice and single choice questions, as well as open questions about definitions, connections and examples. During on-site-examinations, no auxiliary materials are allowed.
If the examination is carried out online, it will consist of essay questions about two to three topics. Students are allowed to use auxiliary materials while writing these essays.
Examination dates:
1st date: end of the semester
2nd date: beginning of the following semester
3rd date: end of the following semester
4th date: four months after the third date
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.
Grades:
1: 87%
2: 75%
3: 63%
4: 50%
5: 49,99%

Examination topics

Lecture, discussion, educational aids

Reading list

Berger, P. & Luckmann, T. (2010). Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit. Eine Theorie der Wissenssoziologie (23rd ed., unchanged reprint of the 5th ed.). Frankfurt am Main. pp. 139-174.
Curry, T. J. & Weiß, O. (1989). Sport Identity and Motivation for Sport Participation: A Comparison Between American College Athletes and Austrian Student Sport Club Members. Sociology of Sport Journal 6. pp. 257-268.
Heinemann, K. (1993). Veränderungen des Sports im Kontext gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen. In H. Ch. Ehalt & O. Weiß (eds.), Sport zwischen Disziplinierung und neuen sozialen Bewegungen (pp. 85-101).
Hilscher, P., Norden, G., Russo, M. & Weiß, O. (2010). Entwicklungstendenzen im Sport (3rd ed.) Vienna: LIT Verlag.
Weiß, O. & Russo, M. (1987). Image des Sports. Vienna: ÖBV.
Weiß, O. & Norden, G. (2013). Einführung in die Sportsoziologie (2nd, revised and updated ed.). Vienna: WUV.

Association in the course directory

BC2I

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