SPCO208-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Sport and Culture in New Zealand

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Sport does more than merely reflect mainstream society and culture. It plays a significant and dynamic role in the production and reproduction of culture. Approached from a critical perspective this course examines sport in New Zealand with a focus on its unique bi-cultural nature and the social and cultural issues related to its practice and its significance in New Zealand. The progression towards successful integration of some aspects of Maori and NZ European cultures is a feature of New Zealand sport on the world stage but the interaction of culture and sport is complex and tied into larger social issues that that are often overlooked. This course examines a range of cultural and social issues in New Zealand sport with a focus on its bicultural nature and how this should inform coaching practice. With teaching and assessment built around field trips it adopts innovative experiential pedagogy with learning bases upon real world experience.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.

Course Coordinator

Phillip Borell

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $849.00

International fee $3,650.00

* 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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All SPCO208 Occurrences

  • SPCO208-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • SPCO208-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)