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Area/Catalogue
SPRC 1004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
008637

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts behind leisure in modern Australian society. The class will approach these issues from the personal point of view in an attempt to understand how each person’s leisure behaviour is shaped the way it is.

Course content

Defining leisure; how leisure patterns are shaped by society; leisure in contemporary Australian society; the benefits of leisure; leisure and stress; optimal arousal and flow; self-esteem and leisure; leisure and play; the dark side of leisure and the politics behind leisure.

Textbook(s)

Veal, AJ, Darcy, S & Linch, R 2012, Australian Leisure, 4th, Pearson, Sydney, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Offshore 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 900 words 20% N/A
Reflective journal 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 900 words 20% N/A
Reflective journal 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Continuous assessment 900 words 20% N/A
Reflective journal 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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