Current Issues in Sports, Culture & Events
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges in the fields of sports, culture and events. They understand current developments, interrelations, challenges and be able to reflect on them against the background of empirical findings. They deepen their theory-based analysis and problem-solving skills.
The students are able to comprehensively and critically record and assess developments.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The course deals with the current topics and challenges of sport, such as the production of sport, the changing consumption of sport and the development of new sports products. The cultural units focus on the social challenge of participation in art and culture. An empirical survey of the group of “non-attendees” provides an overview of the research into this underexposed segment of the public and critically presents the concept of cultural competence for discussion.
In addition, the course deals with current topics in the field of events, e.g. gender and diversity management, corruption and the development of new event formats.
recommended or required reading
Aktuelle wiss. Zeitschriften der Sportwissenschaft sowie Fachartikel in einschlägigen Journales des Sportbereichs.
Tröndle, M. (Hrsg.) (2019). Nicht-Besucherforschung. Audience Development für Kultureinrichtungen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, term paper
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Susanne Gellweiler
year of study
second year of studies
course unit code
type of course unit
mode of delivery