LYTA1001 Ethics in Sport (1–3 cr)
At the beginning of the lectures a moral sociological framework for the study of the ethics of sport is formed. After that, the tasks and duties of FINCIS, who is responsible for handling ethical issues in sport in Finland, and other relevant international actors are introduced. Representatives of FINCIS present the international treaties, legislation and codes related to ethics in sport and the actors in the field. Special attention is targeted towards anti-doping activities in sports, manipulation of sport competitions and spectator safety and comfort. In addition question related to general ethics as well as current questions in ethics in sports are addressed. The lectures will be concluded with discussions on the problems raised during the lectures. Through the literature included in the course, the student delves deeper into the course theme from the perspective of philosophical ethics.
Method 1 (1 ECTS): Active participation in lectures (10 hours), writing assignment (learning log)
Method 2 (3 ECTS): Active participation in lectures (10 hours), writing assignment (learning log), reading assignment (a book exam)
- Bachelor students of the social sciences of sport (lyt): compulsory method 2 (3 ECTS).
- Bachelor students of the biology of physical activity: compulsory method 1 (1 ECTS), optional method 2 (3 ECTS)
- Others: You can choose between methods 1 or 2.
Method 1: pass/fail (learning log 100 %)
Method 2: 0-5 (learning log pass/fail, book exam 100 %)
- identify special questions and problems within ethics of sport and physical activity
- identify how sport ethics in connected to the general value base, laws and norms of the society
- identify the governing international and national organisations, rules, regulations, and legal and other agreements that regulate and monitor ethics in sport
- observe and discuss the basis of the morals and values in sport
Literature for the book exam (1 book):
McNamee, Mike (ed.) 2010. The ethics of sports: a reader. Routledge. Parts 1, 2 and 3 (s. 9-223).
Simon, Robert L. 2010. Fair Play: the Ethics of Sport. Westview Press.
You can take the book exam in general examination days or as an e-exam.
Lectures and the learning log (1 cr)
Lectures (10 hours) and writing a learning log.
Book exam (2 cr)
You can take the book exam in general examination days or as an e-exam during the same semester with the lectures.