IDRSA1002 - Sports Sociology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours E

Course content

The development of sport and its function and importance in society is reviewed. Sport in the context of health, leisure, social exclusion and inclusion, professionalisation, economy, culture and media is investigated and discussed. The course also looks at important dimension of inequality such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality etc.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student shall:
* gain a basic introduction to the questions tied to Physical Education and Sport from social sciences perspectives, concepts and analytical methods.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to…
* use various perspectives in sports sociology in analysis of different sports related phenomenon.

Learning methods and activities

Throughout the semester there are the equivalent of 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group discussion per week. There is a compulsory term paper based on a subject given in the lectures. The paper must be approved to be able to take the written exam. The paper can be written individually or in groups of 2-3 students. Form of assessment is a 5 hours written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper

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


Course materials

Information disclosed at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRSA1006 15.0 01.09.2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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
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