IDR3035 - Sports, Modernity and Modernisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 days

Course content

This course presents and discusses the rise, institutionalization and development of modern sport, in the light of theories and perspectives from the social sciences. Attention is given to the growth and establishment of modern sport from the late 19th century, and, more thoroughly, changes and processes since the 1980s. Core issues are the sportification and commercialization of sport, sport as a popular culture phenomenon, the relation between sport and leisure, as well as the growth of novel forms of sport and activities, such as lifestyle sports.

Learning outcome


  • Students shall have good knowledge of the development and changes in modern sport, as well as to social science theories which can shed light on such processes.


  • Students shall be able to discuss a sport phenomenon by using relevant theories in a competent and independent manner.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours/week Seminars 2 hours/week

Compulsory assignments

  • Term paper and participation on seminars

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

75 credits in Social Sciences and Sports Sciences or equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Information disclosed at the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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