Why is sport central to Australian identity?
How has sport influenced the community we live in and how others see us?
Sport has long been central to the making of Australian identity and our Centre contributes to a major in the field of sports studies. ATS1260 Sport and Society in Australia introduces students to the study of Australians’ sporting obsessions. Sport and Society in Australia features an excursion to the MCG, itself an Australian icon. This unit is the gateway to sports studies at higher levels.
Two Second/Third year subjects are offered. ATS2391/3391 A World of Sport: Culture, communities and communication gives an Australian context on a global phenomenon. It considers the Olympics movement, interrogates the significance of places, stadiums and territory, and fosters a fuller understanding of postcolonial and new and emerging global sporting traditions.
ATS2393/3393 Australian Sports Writing explores the literature and journalism of sport, and the practice of writing about sport.
At the centre of NCAS sports studies is the construction of heritage and identity and the gender, class and racial dynamics of sporting communities and their contributions to Australian and international identities.
For more information go to the Monash handbook entries for these subjects:
ATS1260 Sport and Society in Australia