IDR3036 - Sports and Social Inequality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course contains sociological perspectives on for example social inequality dimensions in sport like: social class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disabled, age etc., and how these are intersected within this field. The main focus will be how social inequalities are constructed, reproduced and in change in different sport contexts.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student will gain knowledge about:
* How social inequalities in sport contexts are constructed, reproduced and in change, and which theories are the most adequate to explain and understand the processes and mechanisms constructing and reproducing inequalities in sport.

Skills – the student shall have skills:
* To describe and discuss relevant phenomenon in sport in dialogue with theory in a competent and independent manner.
* To write a paper about central topics connected to content of the course.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours pr. week and seminars 3 hours every second week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Papers and/or presentations from the syllabus

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 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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