IDRSA1002 - Sports Sociology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 5 timer

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

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
SOS1000 7.5 01.09.2010 30.07.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2014

Language of instruction: Norwegian


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2013-12-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2014-05-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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