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Bowling Syllabus

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Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance


PEAC 1231: Beginning Bowling



General Information

Instructor:Helena Baert (Bed, BPE, MSc in Kinesiology)


Course Time:  PEAC 1231 - 001: TT 2:00PM - 3:20PM

                      PEAC 1231 - 002: TT 12:30PM - 1:50PM


E-mail:            hbaert@uark.edu                                             Phone: 575-2976         (E-mail etiquette! A good read!)



Office:             HPER 219 (Check website for office hours)   Website: www.peforever.pbworks.com 


Course Description:

This is an elective course in general studies. Students throughout the university may choose to take this course for credit. It provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and motor skills in the psychomotor area. This course is an introduction to the lifetime activity of bowling and includes both theory and practice of basic skills, rules and etiquette.


Course Information:

This course is divided into 15 lessons which include an introductory session, research session, theory seminars, practical sessions and a final exam. Following the first class meeting, unless otherwise stated, class will be at Ozark Lanes Bowling Alley. The extra cost of the course is $32 +tax, payable to Ozark Lanes (442-4275). I will give a class roster to them. This extra fee should be given to the desk worker when you arrive.  Make sure your name is marked off of the list when you pay. The fee must be paid at the third day of class. Failure to pay the fee will result in an absence (and loss of points) for every day thereafter if it is not paid. 



  1. History                        D. Rules
  2. Equipment                   E. Scoring
  3. Technique                    F. Etiquette


Bowling Assignment:         40 %

Quizzes/in class work:       50 %

Final Test                         10 % - (Students with complete attendance will be exempt from taking the final test and receive the full 10%)

Total                               100 %


Grading Scale 

A = 85-100 %

B = 75-84.5 %

C = 65-74.5 %

D = 55-64.5 %

F = < 54.5 %


This class is going to be fun and enriching, but the success of the experiment depends on our work together as a class and intellectual community. At the same time that we're adjusting to new roles as learners, we're also attempting to learn and use new online communication media at a furious pace. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will know how and under what circumstances to use wikis. You will have also taken responsibility, to collaborate and communicate with peers. And you will use your newly-learned social media to create a collaborative living guide book that will benefit many students.

More info on wikis.

What affects your grade?


  • Your participation in all course related activities
  • Disruptive behavior:  1st occurrence during class = verbal warning, 2nd occurrence during class = class dismissal (no credit for the day), A second dismissal will result in a full letter grade being taken off of your possible final grade, in addition to any other points lost. A third dismissal will result in an automatic “F” for the course.
  • Poor bowling etiquette (throwing bowls, safety issues,etc.), refusal to take part in an activity, being disrespectful to others, foul language, and sexual harassment are some possible examples of what might be deemed “disruptive.” Some extreme behavior can result in immediate dismissal (showing up under-the-influence, etc.).
  • Put up your bowling balls and return your shoes to the desk each day before leaving.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that are appropriate and allowable for Ozark Lanes
  • Smoking in NOT permitted. You may purchase food to eat, but it must stay out of the lane area. Alcohol may not be purchased or consumed before or during class times.
  • Points are earned for each day’s participation. (Being late will result in a maximum of ½ credit for that day’s participation)


Departmental policy:

A grade of “F” will be given to the student in any PEAC course in which the student is absent 25% of the scheduled class meetings. (TT class: 15 meetings, an “F” is assigned on the 4th absence)

Late work will NOT be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances, as determined by the instructor.


Missing bowling sessions:

  • No absence: those students who come to every class will receive an automatic 10% on the final test.
  • First absence: freebie- no marks deducted (but must do final test)
  • Second absence: max 40% on bowling session or make up bowling session by presenting me with evidence that you went bowling on your own + your scores for 2 games (signature + phone number of Bowling Manager)
  • Third absence: max 20% on bowling session
  • Fourth absence: F
  • No distinction is made between "excused" and "unexcused" absences.
  • If you are absent as an "official representative" of the University MUST make arrangements for make up work prior to the anticipated absence (refer to the current Undergraduate Studies Catalog, Appendix C, Student Handbook). Written documentation on letterhead stationery from faculty sponsor is required prior to the absence. Emailing me after your absence is NOT appropriate and will result in an absence. 



If you have any questions about the course material, call, email or visit me in the office. Email works best! I check my e-mail on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and will respond to course-related questions within 24 hours on weekdays, 48 hours on weekends.


Inclement Weather Policy:

Effective Fall 1996: If inclement weather causes the Fayetteville Public School System to suspend and/or cancel classes, this class will also be cancelled. Check local TV and radios or the Fayetteville Public School system website (http://www.fayar.net) to confirm.


Academic Honesty

The application of the University of Arkansas Academic Honesty Policy, as stated in the current

Undergraduate Studies Catalog will be fully adhered to in this course. Grades and degrees earned by dishonest means devalue those earned by all students; therefore, it is important            that students are aware of the University of Arkansas Academic Honesty Policy. Academic dishonesty involves acts which may subvert or compromise the integrity of the educational policy.



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