KINE-1301-73 - Intro Physical Fitness-Sport
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
KINE-1301-73 - Intro Physical Fitness-Sport
|Instructor||Kish, Charles Ralph|
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|Course Description||Orientation to the field of physical fitness and sport. Includes the study and practice of activities and principles that promote physical fitness.|
Online Course Information: This course will be taught completely online and requires students to be organized, articulate, dedicated, and have a degree of self-learning capabilities. Online courses are reading intensive and require a high degree of reading comprehension and written communication. Students should check the Blackboard system 3-4 times each week for updated assignments and course information. The deadlines are firm and will adhere to the time zone at the college (CDT). Students are expected to complete all work individually and work must be considered original and non-plagiarized.
Required Textbook(s): Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity (4th Edition) by Shirl Hoffman. Published by Human Kinetics. Textbook ISBN-13:978145043432 (available at LSC-PA Bookstore). EBook ISBN-13:9781450446945 (available for download at www.humankinetics.com)
The text is required for success in this course, plus students will be required to complete various assignments that require research on current topics and regular access to the internet.
Attendance Policy: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is an online class, so it is a requirement to regularly check student e-mail and the Blackboard system. Students should check the Blackboard system several times each week to obtain current assignments and announcements.
Make-up Assignments: Students must contact the instructor to request a make-up assignment prior to the deadline. This will only be accepted in rare circumstances and only partial credit will be given.
|Course Grading Scale||
A 90 – 100 %
B 80 – 89 %
C 70 – 79 %
D 60 – 69 %
F 59 % and below
|Determination of Final Grade||Determination of Final Grade: A point value will be given to each assignment throughout the semester. A student’s final grade will be determined by using their total points earned divided by the total points possible, and the percentage will be used with a standard grading scale. The Additional Course Information Handout will provide detailed information on assignments and point totals.|
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2014 - 8:00 PM|
|Major Assignments||See Blackboard|
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||See Blackboard|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, principles and philosophy of kinesiology and sport (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, embedded test questions, and pre-test/post-test
2. Analyze the practice of leadership activities that promote physical fitness. (PSLO 1, 2, 5) Measured by embedded test questions, discussion board assignments, and class assignments.
3. Demonstrate the ability to calculate a variety of health related components that promote physical fitness. (PSLO 1,2,3) Measured by embedded test questions, class assignments.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
Information Technology Services: The instructor does not serve as an Information Technology professional and does not provide technology support for computer applications. Please contact the IT Helpdesk at 409-984-6388 or email@example.com for assistance.
Posting of Grades: Grades will be posted in the Online Grade book associated with Blackboard system. The instructor will not send grades via e-mail or give the information out orally over the telephone. The instructor will strive to grade assignments and post feedback in a timely manner.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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