Sport, Organization and Society

7.5 credits

The purpose of the course is to give the students a deeper understanding of the societal and civil organization of sport in Sweden. The course focuses on how sports are organized in different sectors of society and how the operations of sport in different sectors are related to each other. The course also focuses on the governance of sport in different parts of society, as well as giving political perspectives on the governance of sport in Sweden. In addition, sporting activities and the governance of sport is discussed from perspectives of equality, equity and rights.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.