SOC252 - GAME ON! - Sports in Society

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Subject Title
GAME ON! - Sports in Society

Subject Description
Sport is transformational and has the ability to unite people from different backgrounds the world. Using sport as a lens to view society and the self, students will explore the impact sport has on shaping individual and group behavior; think critically about how sport influences global society, discuss the challenges, issues and significance of sport, and identify the essential  life skills learned through active participation in sport.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Discuss sport as it relates sto contemporary society and your role in it.

2.  Develop an understanding of the interrelationship between sport and politics, business, gender, race, social class, culture, and media.

3.  Apply global citizenship priciples to determine how an individual, organization and/or business can be a catalyst for positive change in the world.

4.  Communicate orally, and in writing, the personal and professional benefits inherent in active participation in sport.

5.  Evaluate the impact of sports-related field trips in order to better understand the impact sport has on individuals and societal awareness and participation.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.