University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Health and Human Performance
DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE
HISTORY OF AMERICAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
4:00-6:50 P.M. Thursday, 347 HHP Building
A study of the development of physical education and exercise and sport science in the United States with special emphasis on the evolving institutional involvement of schools and colleges. As a part of this study we will also examine the historical development of sport in the culture of the United States.
Dr. Richard A. Swanson, 252 Health & Human Performance Building
OFFICE PHONE: 334-5999; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Mon., Wed. - 9:00-11:00 AM; Tuesday - 9:00-11:00 AM, 2-4 PM; Thursday - 3:00-4:00 PM ; other hours by appointment.
Texts: Swanson, Richard A. and Spears, Betty. History of Sport and Physical Education in the United States. Fourth Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown & Benchmark, 1995.
Wiggins, David K. Sport in America: From Wicked Amusement to National Obsession. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1995.
Smith, Ronald A. Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
In addition to assignments from the above texts, other readings will be placed in the Reserve Room in Jackson Library. All readings will be the basis for class discussions and any writing assignments.
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.
1. One mid-term exam and one final exam, each covering approximately one-half of the course material, will be given. Essay questions.
2. One research paper will be prepared by each student on a topic to be approved by the instructor. It is expected that required written work will be completed consistent with high scholarly standards. The use of a writer's guide, such as Turabian, APA, etc., is required. An oral abstract of the paper is also required.
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 2000-01 Student Handbook. The following statement with the student's signature, must appear on each examination, research paper or other major work submitted:
I HAVE ABIDED BY THE ACADEMIC HONOR POLICY ON THIS ASSIGNMENT.
EVALUATION SCALE AND DUE DATES:
Mid-term exam - October 12,2000 - 30%
Final exam - December 14, 2000 - 30%
Research Paper - November 30, 2000 - 25%
Class Discussion - 15%