Course: Sociology og Physical Education and Sports

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Course title Sociology og Physical Education and Sports
Course code KTV/4128
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kresta Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction into sociology. 2. Short survey of the most important characterictics of sociology as a science. Basic terms, big names and problems which were and still are explored in sociology. 3. Sport activities: conceptual recources, social and cultural contexts of sports functioning. 4. Sport and socialization, top level sport versus recreational sport. 5. Sport as a symbol of a lifestyle, rituals in sport. 6. Globalization versus internacionalization of sport, sport migration. 7. Etics in sport versus fair play. 8. Sport and spectators, violence on football stadiums. 9. The phenomenon of sports stars. 10. Sedentary society, sports acitivities as a sociological phenomenon. 11. Active motivation, motoric activities versus overweight and obesity. Health and obesity practical contexts, physical activity versus obesity theory versus experience. 12. Material surrounding. 13. What does the society expect from sports activities? 14. Recapitulation, discussion, credits.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the study-unit is to gain basic insight into sociology as a science and an introduction to basic concepts, personalities. Students will be given examples of problems that have been and are studied in sociology. In addition, students will be introduced to sociological problems in the context of physical education and sport. The content of the lectures are focused on specific topics. Each lecture will be followed by a seminar in which students will be required active approach in every presented topic by discussion, presentation, etc.
After passing this subject the student is able: - To understand basic sociological terminology. - To explain and to argue about taught issues.
Not require any previous courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
- Attendance during seminars at least 80 %. - Active cooperation during seminars. - Prove of knowledge and skills during oral or written exams. - Seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • GIDDENS, A. SOciologie. Praha: Argo, 2013.
  • HAVLÍK, R. Úvod do sociologie. 5.vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2007. 130 s.. 2007. ISBN 978-80-246-1385-7.
  • JANDOUREK , J. Úvod do sociologie. 1.vyd. Praha: Portál, 2003. 231 s. ISBN 80-7178-749-3.
  • KELLER, J. Úvod do sociologie. Praha, 2004.
  • SEKOT, A. Sociologie sportu: Aktuální problémy. Brno, 2013. ISBN 78-80-210-6181-1.
  • SEKOT, A. Sociologie sportu. Brno, 2006. ISBN 80-210-4201-X.
  • SEKOT, A. Sport a společnost. Brno, 2003. ISBN 80-7315-047-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Physical Education and Sport (A14) Physical education and sport 2 Winter