GEH1063 Understanding Body, Mind and Culture through Sport

By Temasek Hall

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Module Description

In the contemporary society, sports are closely linked to larger issues such as health, fitness, physical appearance, money, politics, and cultural values.  This module draws on physical, psychological and sociocultural knowledge and complements it with required practical and experiential learning to provide students with a grounded appreciation of sports and related issues.  It discusses the recent rise of marathons, iron man races, and cycling.  It also confronts controversial issues pertaining to the use of substances to improve performance and motivation to attain the desired body image. Finally, it questions how these are linked to societal and cultural expectations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students are able to
1. analyze and discuss the changing landscape of sports and its impact on culture, individuals, and motivation;
2. analyze and present a case relating the impact of nutrition, supplements or sports-enhanced substances to training outcomes and desired body image;
3. respond critically to conflicting issues confronting athletes through an appreciation of the dynamics between mind and attitude, fitness and skills; and
4. conceptualize and present an effective training programme and integrate technology to facilitate the efficacy of training methods grounded on theoretical assumptions of sports science.


GEH1063 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module (No examination), which is further broken down to

  • Term project (45%),
  • Critical response (20%),
  • Practical (10%),
  • Journal reflection (20%), and
  • Class participation (5%)





Modular Credits

4 MCs


2 – 0 – 1 – 5 – 2

Offer Period

Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/2018


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