††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School of Health and Human Performance

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Department of Exercise and Sport Science

 

†††††††††††††† HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 347 HHP Building

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

Study of significant people, events and institutions affecting the development of sport and exercise in the Western world.Analysis of major philosophic issues relating to sport and exercise.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 

Upon successful completion of the course each student will:

 

A.††††††† Recognize the historical contributions made by past leaders, institutions and events in sport and physical education.

 

B.††††††† Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of current trends and influences in sport, exercise and physical education.

 

C.††††††† Be familiar with the nature, significance and method of the philosophy of sport.

 

D.††††††† Appreciate the contributions of philosophic reflection on contemporary issues in sport and physical education.

 

TEXTBOOKS:

 

Swanson, Richard A. and Spears, Betty.History of Sport and Physical Education in the United States. Fourth edition.Madison, Wisconsin:Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1995.

 

Wiggins, David K. Editor.Sport in America: From Wicked ††††† Amusement to National Obsession.Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1995.

 

 

 

 


INSTRUCTOR:

 

Dr. Richard A. Swanson, 252 Health and Human Performance Building.Office Phone: 334-5999; email: raswanso@uncg.edu

 

Office Hours - Monday, Wednesday - 9:00-11:00 AM; Tuesday - 9:00-11:00 AM, 2:00-4:00 PM; Thursday - 3:00-4:00 PM; other hours by appointment.

 

CLASS APPROACH:

 

This course will be conducted on the basic premise that learning is a two way street.In other words, a constant dialogue carried on between students and instructor will contribute to the most satisfying investigation of the subject.

 

The purpose of lectures will be to focus attention on specific topics and to lay a foundation for future class discussion.The quality of class discussion will depend to a great extent upon the student's acceptance of the responsibility for completing all assigned readings prior to class meetings.

 

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Two brief interpretive papers on assigned topics will be due during the course.These shall be between three and four, double spaced typewritten pages.You will be asked to interpret the significance of a particular event, person, or controversy to the history and philosophy of sport and/or physical education.Each paper will be worth 10 points and will be graded on accuracy of data, thoroughness of your argument, organization of ideas, AND PROPER GRAMMATICAL FORM, including spelling.Any work handed in late without a documented excuse of illness or other unavoidable reason will automatically receive one letter grade lower than the grade given for the work.

 

EXAMS:

 

There will be three exams based upon assigned readings and classroom lectures/discussions.There will be one final examination covering the entire course.The dates for these exams are provided in the accompanying course schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ACADEMIC HONOR POLICY:

 

Students are reminded that UNCG adheres to the Academic Honor Policy.The complete text of the Honor Code may be found in the 2000-2001 Student Handbook.The following statement with the studentís signature, must appear on each examination, research paper or other major work submitted:

†††† I HAVE ABIDED BY THE ACADEMIC HONOR POLICY ON THIS ASSIGNMENT.

 

 

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EVALUATION SCALE:

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ESS 351

Exams - †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 60%††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††

Final Exam - †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15%††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††

Two Papers - ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20%††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††

Participation in discussion -††††††††† 5%††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† ††††

TOTAL †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††- 100%††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††