Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
A comprehensive study of the physical skills and practice for lifetime enjoyment of bowling.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. trace the historical origin of bowling
  2. recognize kinesthetic principles as they apply to bowling
  3. refine body movements by developing mental interpretation of muscle action
  4. demonstrate rhythm and timing in approach, delivery, and follow through
  5. demonstrate proficiency in bowling terminology
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Bowling lanes, Shoes. and Ball.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Historical origin of bowling
    1. International development of game
    2. U.S. history of bowling
  2. Kinesthetic principles of movement
    1. Body balance
    2. Center of gravity
    3. Transfer of force
    4. Range of movement
    5. Rhythm
  3. Demonstration of:
    1. Approach
    2. Transfer of power from body to ball
    3. Delivery
    4. Follow through
    5. Selecting the proper equipment
    6. Grip, stance and pushing
    7. Technique of aiming
    8. Making the space
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Demonstration of required body skills
  3. Demonstration of activity in each area of endeavor: approach, delivery release, and follow through
  4. Record keeping through the normal scoring process, tracking improvement of individual progress

7. Representative Text(s) -
References:Bowler's Handbook: A Guide to almost Everythin in Bowling: By Ron Mcintosh 2011
America Bowling Congress (ABC) 5301 S. 76th Street Greendale, WI 5329
American Junior Bowling Congress -Address same as above
Women's International Bowling Congress - Address same as above 2012

Bowling Magazine ABC 5301 S. 76th St. Greendale W.I. 53129 2012
Women Bowler, Women's International Bowling Congress Inc. 5301 South 76th St. Greendale, W.I. 53129

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentation and demonstration of skills and language of the sport of bowling.
10. Lab Content -
Lab includes practice of bowling techniques and discussion on individual's form.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:59:27

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines