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In achieving a dominant position, sport has become institutionalised and its meaning, significance and moral and ethical influence has a profound and powerful affect on society. This course introduces students to philosophical, moral and ethical foundations of sport. It examines a range of philosophical views of sport and considers its powerful influence on the attitudes and values of the individual and contemporary society. Sporting scenarios are examined and ethical decision making applied to critique the role, functions, meaning, and moral bases of sport.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical nature of sport;2. Demonstrate an understanding of institutional and practice views of sport;3. Explain and critique the educative value of sport;4. Examine moral significance in sport;5. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical decision making and moral reasoning;6. Examine values and how they influence participant attitudes in sport;7. Critique character building and its meaning in sport;8. Demonstrate an understanding of the Olympic Movement and other sporting movements;9. Examine and critique the notion of fair play and the use of technological aids in sport;10.Apply ethical decision making processes in sporting scenarios.
Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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