Module Title:Contemporary Issues in Sport
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learning environment (lectures) – this time will be spent prompting learning of particular knowledge by students. Independent Research – students will work as part of a team or individually conducting and presenting research on lecturer assigned contemporary issues in sport and will engage in debate on these topics. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning – learner participation and creativity; input of information onto Blackboard.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to evaluate sport from a number of different perspectives and study its impact on the society in which we live through the examination of the modern sports industry and the issues impacting on it.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss the role, meaning and function of sport in society and examine why sport matters.
LO2 Critically analyse some of the contemporary issues that impact upon the participation, performance and administration of sport in society.
LO3 Prepare written assignments on an issue of interest in the area of sport in society using appropriate, research, citing and referencing.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The role of sport in society
Social, commercial factors promoting the growth of sport; current status and key issues; worldwide trends; history of sport in contemporary society
Social and Economic value of Sport in Society
The business of sports. Commercial sports. Media and sport. Gambling and sport. Deviant over conformity in sport. Sports History
Sport and government
The structure and organisations of sport in Ireland, the role of the government departments in providing sport and leisure, role of local sports partnerships in leisure and sport.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project (Multiple Parts) 80% Presentation 20% The project and presentation are based on a topic selected by the student in conjunction with their lecturer. 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 8 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 8 Mandatory