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Undergraduate Course: Sport Industry in a Global Context (SPRT10056)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will analyse comparative accounts of sport in a global context. Students will be introduced to comparative accounts of sports development and the implications for management of sport in globalised and networked cultures. The course will evaluate relevant theoretical approaches (Neo-Liberalism, Post-Colonialism, Cultural Imperialism, Post-Fordism and Post-modernism) in relation to examples from global sport industry.
Course description - Sport and Globalisation
- Global Sport Industry
- Global Sport Governing Bodies
- Global Sports Mega Events
- Sport and Migration
- Sport and International Development
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students not on the BSc Sport and Recreation Management programme who are interested in taking this course should contact the course organiser before enrolling.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents not on the BSc Sport and Recreation Management programme who are interested in taking this course should contact the course organiser before enrolling.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Online Activities 3, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Presentation: Mini Research project (30%)«br /»
(Learning outcome 1,2, 3, and 5) «br /»
Essay (70%)«br /»
(Learning outcome 2, 3, 4, and 5)«br /»
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically understand international and cross-cultural perspectives on globalised sport industry
  2. Critically review major driving forces that influence the development and transformation of sport industry
  3. Comprehensively interpret theoretical and ideological concepts related to global politics, culture, and economy and how these ideas can be applied to sport industry today
  4. Critically demonstrate political economy and international relations within global sport governance
  5. Critically evaluate international inequality and developmental gaps in sport industry
Reading List
Cohen, P. & Kennedy, R. (2012). Global Sociology (3rd). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Horne, J. (2006). Sport in Consumer Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Giulianotti, R. & Robertson, R. (2009). Globalization and Football. London: Sage.
Palmer, C. (2012). Global Sport Policy. London: Sage.
Sage, G. (2016). Globalizing Sport: How Organizations, Corporations, Media, and Politics are Changing Sport. Abingdon: Routledge.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Ability to engage in theoretical discussion on the nature of the global sport industry today
2. Capacity to interpret developmental gaps in sport industry from different perspectives critically.
3. Ability to undertake a small research project on global sport independently
4. Critical thinking of and global sensitivity to the contemporary sport management
5. Professional and cross-cultural communication skills
Keywordssport,management,globalisation,Transnational Corporations,Global Sport Governing Bodies
Course organiserDr Jung-Woo Lee
Tel: (0131 6)51 4120
Course secretaryMiss Rosie Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)516 210
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