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How will this work: Each group is responsible for managing itself - exchange emails with your fellow group members and communicate about the readings the week prior to your discussion week. Each group must submit questions to me via email by 3 p.m. on their assigned Thursday. I will use the questions submitted to lead the classroom discussion. The goal of Thursday discussions is to apply the concepts introduced in lectures to the assigned readings. How do theoretical concepts come alive in the real-life scenarios descrbed in the readings? Everyone in the group will receive the same mark for the questions submitted. However, you can improve your individual participate grade (15% of your final grade) by participating actively in discussions. Course Objectives: -To understand what leisure is and how it has evolved over time -To understand how leisure reflects, perpetuates, and influences cultural values and social norms. -To understand how leisure practice is mediated by gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation and disability. -To develop an ability to “read” leisure practices as networks of sociological meaning -To develop an ability to critically engage with leisure practices in a contemporary neoliberal capitalist context *********** Required Texts: Weekly required readings will be posted on Moodle or will be available online; links provided. Course Evaluation: Your grade will be calculated based on the following evaluations: 2
3 in-class quizzes 25% Tuesday January 28; Tuesday February 18; Tuesday March 17 Each quiz will contain 6 questions; 3 on material presented in lectures, and 3 on the readings. Midterm exam 25% Administered in class, Tuesday March 3 The midterm will consist of multiple choice and short-answer questions dealing with concept definitions and discussion of assigned readings. Closed-book. Final paper 35% Due on the last day of class, Thursday April 9 Your final paper will be an auto-ethnography (study of yourself) focusing on your leisure practices. In the paper, you will situate yourself within a sociological context, identifying constraints and affordances that enable your leisure practice. Details will be discussed after reading week. Papers must be at least 1500 words, double spaced and printed.