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HL10447: Sport & the social sciences: a critical introduction

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (1000 words) (CW 50%)
  • Poster Presentation (PR 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to introduce a number of theoretical perspectives that students will explore in the degree programme.

Learning Outcomes:
In the completion of the unit, students should be able to:
* Have gained a basic understanding of the key social science approaches to understanding sport & the physically active and healthy body;
* Been exposed to a variety of conceptual concerns that will be explored through the degree programme;
* Think critically about the relationships between sport, physical activity, health, the body and society;
* Think critically about how the perspectives addressed in the unit relate to professional practice and career pathways.


* Analysis of research and reflection (F/A)
* Independent work (F)
* Written communication (A)
* Oral presentation and communication (FA)
* Problem exploration, comparison of options, justification of complex problem solving (F)
* Read and synthesis information from a variety of sources about a complex subject (F/A)
* Integrated, cross-disciplinary understanding of the physically active and healthy body (F/A).

Students will study:
* Critical Issues: The Body, Health & Physical Activity
* Critical Issues: Sport & Society
* Critical Issues: Sports Pedagogy
* Critical Issues: Management, Policy & Development.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10447 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.