Minor in Leisure Sport and Consumption

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Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Leisure, Sport and Consumption you will study a combination of modules that examine the importance of what we buy, and buy into, including sport and leisure as well as a wider investigation into fashion, drugs, alcohol and how these impact on wider society.

Year 1

In your first year you will study a combination of modules that examine the importance of what we buy, and buy into, including sport and leisure as well as a wider investigation into fashion, drugs, alcohol and how these impact on wider society.

Modules

  • Cybersociology
  • We Are What We Buy: Consumption, Self and Identity

Year 2

In your second year you will study modules that take a more practical approach to the topic of consumption. You will begin with a specific examination on sport, and how this is very much part of the consumption industry, whether this is about ticket sales and merchandise or the whole concept of being a fan or supporter. In the second semester, you will take a similarly pragmatic look at the world of fashion and trends. This will inevitably include a discussion of the role of the media in how this industry is ‘sold’ to society.

Modules

  • Sociology of Fashion
  • The Production and Consumption of Sport

Year 3

In your final year you will study two further modules that take a more real-world approach to the topic of consumption. You will examine the issues around drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, and how and why we choose to engage in such consumption practices, given the health and legality issues. We also take a look at which types of drugs, incorporating drink and nicotine products, are seen by society to be ‘acceptable’ or conversely, more anti-social. In the second semester you will focus upon football, not simply as a ball game, but more from the perspective of football as indicator of social trends around privilege, power, gender inequality and so on.

Modules

  • Drugs and Society
  • Football and Society

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

    Now choose your Major

    On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Leisure, Sport and Consumption) and 75% will be your Major.

    Restrictions

    Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Leisure, Sport and Consumption with a Major in Sociology.

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