de4911 Sociology of Sport

Faculty of Sports Studies
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Aleš Sekot, CSc. (lecturer)
Bc. Veronika Kubíčková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences – Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Physical Education and Social Sciences – Faculty of Sports Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to understand the interrelationships and dependencies of society and sport at local, regional and global levels.
Learning outcomes
  • Get an overview of the rich spectrum of sport and society relationships
  • Ask critical questions about its contemporary functioning in social life
  • Focus on current and highly variable sports issues.
  • Syllabus
    • Society - nature, trends
    • Culture, multicultural society
    • Mass culture
    • Mass Communications: Information and Media
    • Sociological dimensions of globalization
    • Defining the phenomenon of sport
    • Sport and socialization
    • Top versus recreational sport
    • Sport as a lifestyle status symbol
    • Globalization of sport
    • Sports migration
    • Sports Ethics versus Fair Play
    • Sports violence as a form of social pathology
    • The phenomenon of sports fanatics
    • Professionalization of sport
    • Sports stars, icons, heroes
    • Women and Sport: Masculine vs. Femininity in Sports
    • Social Aspects of a Coach's Professional Position
    • Contemporary olympism
    • Future sport development
    • Yannakis, A; Melnick, M.J.eds. (2001.) Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sports. Champaign: Human Kinrtics.
    • Sekot, A. (2014). Sociology of Sport. Topical Problems. e-learning FSpS MU.
    • Sekot: Rodiče a sport dětí, MU 2019
    • DeKnob, P. B. ed. (1996). Worldwide Trends in Youth Sport. Champaign: Human Kinetics.
    • Coakley, J. (2001). Sport and Societies. Issues and Controversies. New York: Mc-graw Hill.
    • SEKOT, Aleš. Pohybové aktivity pohledem sociologie (Physical activity: Sociological perspective). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015, 151 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7918-2. info
    • SEKOT, Aleš. Sociologie sportu (Sociology of Sport). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita a Paido, 2006, 412 pp. Pedagogická edice. ISBN 80-210-4201-X. info
    • SEKOT, Aleš. Sport a společnost (Sport and Society). Brno: Paido, FSpS MU, 2003, 196 pp. edice pedagogické literatury. ISBN 80-7315-047-6. info
    Teaching methods
    block seminar
    Assessment methods
    written test confronting student's knowledge based on study of publications
    Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: in blocks.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hours/term.
    Teacher's information
    The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2025.
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