Lance Armstrong: Drugs and Sport
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3
2 May 13 - 2 May 13 12:00
'Cheat', 'Champion', or 'Man of his Time': Analyse the debate about performance enhancing drugs in sport to explain Lance Armstrong's career.
A 2000 word fully referenced, typed on every second line, paper (either Harvard Style or APA Format or Australian Government Printing Style (see Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers, Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra)
· Clearly articulate your approach in the opening paragraph · Justify your option in the opening paragraph · Justify your option, not from your ‘common sense’ opinion, but by critically analysing the literature on the issues · Consult the recommended books (see below) for this essay · Extend your reading from books to journal articles by consulting the following recommended journals:
· International Journal of the History of Sport · International Review of the Sociology of Sport · Journal of Sport History
· Philosophy of Sport Journal
· Sociology of Sport Journal
· Sport and Social Issues
· Sporting Traditions
· Read the 'Suggestions and Tips' section as well as the 'Criteria and Marking' for the essay in the course outline to gain an appreciation of required standards in terms of argument, analysis, research and organisation.
There is a growing body of literature on the drugs and sport. The following readings represent some of the major sources and students are encouraged to utilise these sources as well as going well beyond this literature in developing their arguments.
R. Beamish, Steroids: A New Look at Performance-Enhancing Drugs. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2011. E. Cashmore, Making Sense of Sport (3rd Edition), ‘Champs or Cheats?’, London: Routledge, 2000, pp. 189-218. J. Healey (ed.), Performance Enhancing Drugs. Thirroul, NSW: Spinney Press, 2008. J.M. Hoberman, Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. B. Houlihan, Dying to Win: Doping in Sport and the Development and Anti-Doping Policy, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 1999. J. Mckay, No Pain, No Gain? Sport and Australian Culture, New York: Prentice Hall, 1991, pp. 139-148. D.R. Mottram, ed. Drugs in Sport. 5th ed. New York: Routledge, 2011. W. Morgan and K. Meier (eds), Philosophical Inquiry in Sport (2nd Edition), ‘Drugs and Sport’, Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1995, pp. 201-259. R. Parisotto, Bloodsports: The Inside Dope on Sports. Prahran, Vic.: Hardie Grant Books, 2006. W. Reiterer, Positive: An Australian Olympian Reveals the Inside Story of Drugs and Sport. Sydney: Pan Macmillan, 2000. R. Voy, Drugs, Sport and Politics, Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1991. I. Waddington, Sport, Health and Drugs: A Critical Sociological Perspective. London: E & FN Spon, 2000. I. Waddington, An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning. New York: Routledge, 2009. W. Wilson and E. Derse (eds.), Doping in Elite Sport: The Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movement, Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2001. C.E. Yesalis (eds.), Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise, Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2000.
Criteria & Marking:
The written paper will be marked on following criteria. The total marks for the written paper is 40. The five criteria are:
1. Level of Analysis
2. Quality of Research
3. Clarity of Argument
Level of Analysis (14)
14-12 Critical analysis assessing strengths and weaknesses of argument Pursues flaws in previous analysis of the topic
Excellent command of the analysis of the topic
11-9 In depth analysis linked closely to argument
Critical analysis assessing strengths and weaknesses of argument ...
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