IDR3036 - Sports and Social Inequality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

The course presents critical sociological perspectives on inequality in sport. Topics include social class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability and age. The interrelation of key themes and issues relating to each topic will be discussed, using relevant social theory to aid critical analysis. The main focus will be on how social inequalities are constructed, reproduced and changing in different sport contexts.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student will gain knowledge about:

  • How social inequalities in sport contexts are constructed, reproduced and changing.
  • Which social theories are the most adequate to explain and understand the processes and mechanisms constructing and reproducing inequalities in sport.
  • The ways in which inequalities in sport interrelate.

Skills - the student shall develop skills:

  • To describe and discuss relevant social issues and inequalities in sport, applying social 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

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:  AUTUMN 2023

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F 2023-12-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 25
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F 2024-05-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 1
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