IDRSA1008 - Introduction to Sports Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Attention will be paid to how organisational, economical and political factors influence participation in sport and physical activity. Important topics are the concept of sports, how to understand sport and physical activity in organised, selforganised and commercial forms, the historical development of sports, identity and socialisation into and in sport, the social significance of sport regarding health, sports as a democratic, voluntary organisation, and chellenges connected to top-level sports.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student shall:
* gain insight into sports and the sports social catchment area with special emphasis placed on sport and physical activity as a social phenomenon and its meaning for sports education, health and as a social community.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
* respond to a given topic in an analytical and discursive manner through the use of scientific texts.

Learning methods and activities

Throughout the semester there are 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group education per week, apart from the weeks reserved for writing the compulsory term paper. Tutoring is available for the term paper. Form of assessment is a 5 hours written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved termpaper

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 will be given at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRSA1000 7.5 01.09.2011
IDRSA1011 15.0 01.09.2012
IDRSA1018 7.5 01.09.2017
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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
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-26

Submission 2020-11-26

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-05-27

Submission 2021-05-27

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

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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