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PED-190-20, Top: Winter Fitness Walking (SP15)

INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Falen (mfalen@ndm.edu; 410-532-3585)

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: The course meets from 12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. on the following Sundays: 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26  Rain Dates (if needed):  5/3

CONTENT: 

Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals that are necessary to play the game of disc golf.  Students will receive instruction about basic rules, etiquette, equipment, and skills. Note:  Cell phone and laptop use is not permitted in class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the rules and etiquette of disc golf.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate a fundamentally correct backhand and forehand throw.

3. Students will possess a basic knowledge of the difference in discs (driver, mid-range, and putter), and be able to identify, in general, the appropriate disc to use in a given situation. 

4. Students will be able to play and score at least nine holes on a public course. 

5. Students will be able to identify and define the basic terms used in disc golf.

METHODS: 

Lecture, discussion, demonstration, & practical experience.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

-Students are required to play a minimum of nine holes of golf at a public disc golf course at a two designated times during the semester.  

-Students are required to meet for 2 classes off site, details and directions will be distributed at the first -class meeting.

-Students will have one final written exam.

-Students will have 8 hours of practice & experiential activity assignments to complete outside of class.

-Students will be assessed on their performance of basic disc golf skills

Grading Scale:                                                     Grading Percentage:

90%-100%      A         70%- 77%       C         Attendance/Participation: 25%

88%- 89%       B+       60%- 69%       D         Quizzes/Tests: 25%

80%- 87%       B           0%- 59%       F         Skills Assessment: 25%

78%- 79%       C+                                       Assignments: 25%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:       

The Official Rules of Disc Golf, The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), 2013 (or later).

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

NONE