SPCO208-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Sport and Culture in Aotearoa/New Zealand

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rec Centre Gymnasium
22 Jul - 28 Jul
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rec Centre Gymnasium
29 Jul - 4 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rec Centre Gymnasium
5 Aug - 11 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
30 Sep - 6 Oct


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Fortnightly forum 20%
Bicultural coaching model 40% This includes a 2000 word essay, plus a bicultural model/framework with a 500 word explanation.
Reflexivity exercise 40% Students provide a 800-1000 word reflection of their own personal sporting experience followed by a 1000-1200 word critical analysis of their experiences and sport more generally drawing from course themes.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO208 Occurrences

  • SPCO208-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024 - Not Offered
  • SPCO208-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • SPCO208-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)