Faculty of Health
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Socio-cultural Perspectives in Kinesiology
Course: HH/AS/SC KINE 1000 6.0 (Sections A and B)
Term: Fall and Winter Terms 2012-13
Time/Location: Lectures Section A M/W 8:30 9:20am CLH L
Section B M/W 9:30 10:20am CLH L
Tutorials Weekly one-hour tutorial on Mon-Thurs from 8:30 2:30pm
Please refer to your official timetable for tutorial location
Course Director: Course Instructor:
Prof. Hernn E. Humaa Dr. Parissa Safai
(416) 736-2100 ext. 66910 (416) 736-2100 ext. 23040
358 Stong College 335 Bethune College
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: By appointment only Office Hours: By appointment only
Dr. Nick Ashby
306 Stong College
Email: [email protected]
Administration Teaching Assistant:
Lauren Tristani [email protected]
Farah Islam [email protected]
Daniel Perez [email protected]
Cheryl Pritlove [email protected]
Christine Andraos [email protected]
Theresa Kim [email protected]
Meysam Pirbaglou [email protected]
Mata Catsoulis [email protected]
Angela Cowling [email protected]
Seyedeh Mortazavi [email protected]
John Vlahos [email protected]
Lauren Wolman [email protected]
Annie Hua [email protected]
Khshboo Vora [email protected]
Shauna Cappe [email protected]
Tessa Clemens [email protected]
Rachel Stone [email protected]
Theresa Beesley [email protected]
Noah Wayne [email protected]
Nick Ashby [email protected]
Tutorial Leaders office hours and office locations will be posted on the door of 306 Stong College. Extended Course Description
Students are introduced to the socio-cultural study of the body, health and healthcare. That the body
is a social construction as well as a biological organism means that no human being lives outside of
society. We all experience lifelong socialization as embodied persons interacting within specific
social environments. An individuals social body is categorized and trained into socially approved
roles and practices that are informed by cultural, political and historical conditions and that influence
and are influenced by ones perceived gender, appearance, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity,
ability, and class or caste. As the core socio-cultural course in our Kinesiology and Health Science
undergraduate degree, KINE 1000 focuses on understanding the social body as key to a critical
approach to physical culture, health and human rights.
Following this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the concept of social construction as it pertains to physical activity, the body and
2. Develop a critical understanding of how power relations, privilege and stereotyping generate and
perpetuate inequalities and prejudices about human bodies with respect to hegemonic societal
standards of health and performance.
3. Critically reflect on the nature of scientific paradigms and scientific knowledge as it pertains to the
study of physical activity, body and health.
4. Analyze physical activity and health as social and historical institutions influenced by material
conditions of life.
5. Analyze physical activity and sport in contemporary North American society sociologically.
6. Develop and have the opportunity to demonstrate university-level reading comprehension, critical
evaluation, and writing skills.
Email is great technology when used in moderation. Although you may use email to share comments
and concerns not raised in class, email will be reserved primarily for arranging appointments and/or
attending to issues that need to be resolved before the next tutorial.
Consult the course outline prior to emailing since often the information is there. Emailed queries on
material found in the course outline and/or Moodle will NOT be answered. Course material will be
reviewed in class only. Every effort will be made to respond to emails within two business days.
Please ensure that email messages are professional, clear and coherent. Avoid instant text
messaging terms, inappropriate language, emoticons and poor spelling, punctuation or grammar.
Simply put, if we cannot understand your email, we cannot respond to it. Please include
in the subject line of the email. Emails should be initially directed to your Tutorial
Leader. Following that, emails should be directed to the Course Director.
A special combined class for KINE 1000 and KINE 1020 will be held Friday, September
7, 2012 from 8:30am to 10:30am in the Tait McKenzie Gym. Draws for $100 York
Bookstore gift certificates and team prizes for fun games will be awarded. All
participants will receive a special York gift for attending.
2 Course Organization
There are two one-hour lectures each week. Lectures for Section A will be held every Monday and
Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:20am, while lectures for Section B will be held every Monday and
Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:20am. All lectures will be held in Curtis Lecture Hall (CLH) L. There
is also a mandatory weekly one-hour tutorial starting the week of September 10 in various locations
across campus. Please remember your tutorial number for all assignments and exams. Students are
expected to prepare in advance the weekly-required readings for discussion in tutorials.
This course utilizes a Course Reader and Critical Skills Manual entitled: Demystifying Kinesiology:
Socio-cultural Perspectives in Kinesiology. The shrink-wrapped course kit can be obtained from
the York University Bookstore in York Lanes. The course kit changes each year, therefore make sure
to purchase the 2012-2013 kit.
Assessment Item Percentage of Final Grade Due Date
Photo Analysis 10% Monday, October 15, 2012
Mid-Term Exam 25% Date and Time TBD
Leisure Mapping Essay 20% Monday, February 25, 2013
Tutorial Attendance and 10% Grade to be calculated following
Participation final tutorial of winter term
Final Exam 35% Date and Time TBD
Mandatory Format Requirements for Written Work
Unless specified otherwise, all written work must:
- Include a Title Page with Student Name and Number
- Be double-spaced
- Use 12pt Times New Roman font
- Not be underlined or in boldface
- Use one inch margins all around
- Have pages numbered
- Use paragraphs (point form notes are not acceptable)
- Use APA formatting for in-text citations and referencing (see APA Publication Manual, 6 Ed.)
In order to maintain the academic integrity of your degree, the course utilises Turnitin as a method of
reducing plagiarism. In addition to handing in hard copies of the assignments at the beginning of
lectures, students are to submit a copy of their work to Turnitin no later than the beginning of lecture.
If you prefer not to submit to Turnitin, you must contact the Course Director no later than two full
weeks before the assignment deadline, submit all the draft copies, write an Annotated Bibliography of
all the references used in preparing your work and be prepared for an oral presentation and defense
of your work.
Most, but not all, lectures will be recorded through lecture capture technology and be posted in our
course Moodle site. In efforts to encourage comprehensive note-taking skills, we post our Power
Point presentation slides following lecture. Be aware that lecture capture and web-posted slides
should be approached as a complement to your lectures, not a substitute.