621004 VO Sports Sociology

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 02.09.2021 Place course on memo list
VO Sports Sociology
VO 1
each semester

Basics of sports sociology and socialisation in terms of sports; knowledge about sports in social context; understanding the relation between sports and society by means of selected examples; comprehension of gender specific and intercultural characteristics of exercise and sports; sports as tool for integration and inclusion.


Significance of sports in society; sportive activities in Austria as compared to Europe; sports institutions and funding; economical influence of physical exercise on the health system; integration through sports; relationship between sports and media, politics, economics, religion, race, gender, youth, etc.; application of empirical social research methods.


Self-study-provided literature, Lecture, discussion.

Written exam (if necessary intermediate written examination)

Will be discussed in the first lesson.

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