General entry requirements
No main field.
The purpose of the course is that the student develops an understanding of how sport and outdoor recreation relates to the environment and to sustainable development, both historically and today.
The course addresses how sport and outdoor recreation relates to the environment and to sustainable development, both historically and today, in Sweden and internationally. In addition, the course tackles how sport and outdoor recreation on different levels (sports for all and elite, children, youth and adults) and of different types (commercial and non-commercial, outdoors and indoors, team sports and individual sports) are affected by and in turn affect the environment. Central concepts and theories are used to analyze the environmental challenges of sports and outdoor recreation.
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Summarize and reflect on overarching relations between sport, outdoor recreation and the environment.
- Summarize and reflect on central concepts to understand how sport and outdoor recreation relate to the environment and to sustainable development.
- Summarize how different models for the management and organization of sport and outdoor recreation can affect the environment.
- Describe and give examples of how the relation to the environment and sustainable development differ between different types and levels of sport and outdoor recreation
The course is given on distance, online via digital tools. The course contains varying forms of teaching, such as lectures, seminars, group discussions and individual study. The course builds on active participation and collective knowledge building with other students and teachers.
The course is assessed through two examinations as follows:
Assignment 1: Written Interview Analysis, 2hp. The exam assesses the learning outcome 3.
Assignment 2: Paper, 5,5 hp. The exam assesses the learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4.
Parts of the course in which attendance is compulsory are announced by the teachers at the start of the course.
The assessment criteria for this course are announced by the teachers at in connection to the course start.
For all assessment, individual contributions should be possible to identify.
For the course grade Pass with distinction, the student is required to have the grade Pass with distinction on at least two thirds of the total points assessed in the course.
Graham, Jeffrey; Trendafilova, Sylvia & Ziakas, Vassilios (2018). Environmental sustainability and sport management education: bridging the gaps. Managing Sport and Leisure, 23:4-6, 422-433.
Gino Del Fiacco, Anthony & Orr, Madeleine (2019). A review and synthesis of environmentalism within the Olympic Movement. International Journal of Event and Festival Management. 10:1, 67-80.
Heck, Sandra & Terret, Thierry (2016). Nature conservation versus event organisation: ‘Madmen's Diagonals’ on Reunion Island (1989–2014). Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 8:1, 18-32.
McCullough, Brian P.; Pfahl, Michael E & Nguyen, Sheila N. (2016). The green waves of environmental sustainability in sport. Sport in Society, 19:7, 1040-1065.
Wilson, Brian & Millington, Brad (2020). Sport and the environment. Politics and preferred futures. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, 240 s.
Additional readings may be added to a limited extent.
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
The course is given online and in English