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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 026 (GHA) Archery/Indoor & Outdoor (1.5) Course designed to introduce students to Archery/Bowhunting.

KINES 026 Archery/Indoor & Outdoor (1.5)

KINES 026 is designed to give the Penn State student an introduction to archery from a historical perspective which includes, but is not limited to, cultural use of the bow and arrow for food, protection, recreation and competition. Emphasis is given to the unique role of the bow in Pennsylvania State History and to its role in Pennsylvania Rural Culture. The use of the longbow, the recurve bow, the compound bow and the crossbow will be covered. In addition, Archery can be an activity that provides a positive outlet for those who are physically challenged. The fundamental skills, strategies, rules and regulations will be covered for Archery. Students are encouraged to develop specific outdoor skills which will enhance their success with a bow. These skills include but are not limited to identifying weather patterns which affect shooting, shooting from different heights and angles, selection of the proper clothing, understanding and respecting the wildlife and game animals native to geographical areas. Emphasis is placed upon ethical harvest techniques consistent with current wildlife biology and respective game commission and wildlife managers. Successful completion of the course will provide a foundation for participation in intramural activities, recreational coeducational activities, and will provide a gateway to lifelong movement. While KINES 026 will focus on the skills, strategies and rules of the sport, the underlying sub-focus of the course is the development of persistence and discipline necessary for success and the resulting self-enhancement that accompanies personal success. The commitment to Archery requires students to develop a focus which is achieved only through rigorous attention to fine motor movement. The improvement of individual skills in Archery is important but the process required for target success can be a foundation for a lifelong recreational opportunity. KINES 026 will focus on the skills strategies and rules of archery. Students will be engaged in a collaborative atmosphere. As they seek to solve complex shooting problems they will be required to cooperate to achieve various team goals. Students are evaluated and graded by a combination of techniques which may include but are not limited to tournament performance, written reports, skill acquisition, logged activities and subjective evaluation of team-building ethics. Dress should be appropriate for the conditions (indoor or outdoor). Equipment for this course will be provided but students will be encouraged to purchase their own personal equipment as "personalized bows" greatly enhance a person's on-target efficiency. Frequency of enrollment: Two to four sections every fall and spring semesters with a maximum of 20 students per section. Facilities: There is an existing range in White Building, however the activity can be taught outdoors.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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