Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Kinesiology (Dean's Office)
Introduces the sociology of physical activity, including sport, and challenges students to think critically about physical activity in Canadian society. Overarching topics include: (a) the emergence of physical activity as a way to promote health and prevent chronic disease in Canadian society, (b) social inequality, arising from social structural factors such as social class, age, race, gender, and sexual orientation, and physical activity, and (c) the impact of social institutions on physical activity in society.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 146; OR both of KIN 121 and KIN 122.
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