FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS
1. TERM PAPER
POINTS: 30 TOTAL
- Annotated Bibliography (5 pts)
- Outline (5 pts)
- First Draft (0 pts - optional)
- Final Draft (20 pts)
DATES: Annotated Bibliography – Wednesday, May 26
Outline – Tuesday, June 1
Final Copy – Thursday, June 10
NOTE: Because this is a writing intensive course, students are normally allowed, though not required , to present a first rough draft of the paper. However, because of the limited time available in a summer session, setting a date for a first draft presentation is difficult. Thus, students are encouraged to discuss the progress of their paper with the professor as often as they choose. Students may meet with the professor to discuss the paper and/or submit a draft. Submitted drafts will be graded like the final paper and suggestions will be made to improve the paper. They will be returned to the students the day after they have been submitted. The due date for the final paper is the final day of class: Thursday, June 10. However, students are encouraged to submit their paper at an earlier date.
LENGTH: Annotated Bibliography - At least 7 sources
Outline - no minimum or limit
Final Draft - At least 7 double spaced typed, 12 font.
pages with normal margins
TOPIC: Any topic relating to content covered in this class is acceptable. This will normally mean that topics will be drawn from the sub-disciplines of sport history, sport philosophy, sport sociology, or sport psychology. Topics falling in other areas of knowledge, however, may be acceptable. The list of topics attached are only SUGGESTIONS, and students are encouraged to select other topics if they so desire. Regardless of the topic chosen, students are encouraged, though not required, to have the topic approved by the course instructor.
LIST OF SUGGESTED TOPICS
Relating to the Ancient Olympics
History, events, importance etc. of the ancient Olympics
- Amateurism and the ancient Olympics
- Ancient Greek sport as seen through art and
literature, primarily The Iliad
- The Spartan view of sport and physical education
- The Athenian view of sport and physical education
- Contrast of Spartan and Athenian views of sport and
Relating to the Modern Olympics
Politics and the Olympics: A chronology of incidents
- DeCoubertin and the concept of Olympism
- Critical biographies of DeCoubertin, Avery Brundage,
or other leaders of the Olympic movement
- The 1936 Olympics
- The history, importance, and analysis of any notable
Olympic incident (eg. the 1956 water polo incident,
black protest in 1968, terrorist attack in 1972, African
boycott of 1976, boycotts of 1980 and 1984)
- The 1999/2000 Olympic scandals involving the awarding of
Olympic sites, drug testing, and restructuring of the
- The 2002 figure skating scandal
- The rise of professionalism in the Olympics
- Funding the Olympics
- Using the Olympics/Sport to promote political objectives
- Politics and the Bejing Olympics
Relating to international/multicultural sport and physical education
History and significance of the World Cup
- History of the Pan American Games and/or other regional
- An examination of physical education programs and/or
sports in a selected country
- The history of one or more "typical" or "folk" sports in
a selected country
- Sport in native North American cultures
- Sport in native Pre-Columbian Mexican, Central and South
- Sport and/or Physical Education in a selected historical
time and place (eg. Europe in the Middle Ages, ancient
- Muscular Christianity
- The Turner movement
- Sport in Colonial Virginia
- Roman Gladiatorial contests
-Politics of sport in South Africa
-Politics of sport during the cold war.
Other topics - * Some of the following topics are broad areas from which students are encouraged to select a more specific sub-topic.
biography of an important leader/innovator in sport
and/or physical education.
- * Women in sport
- * Racism in sport
- * Ethics in sport
- * Violence in sport
- * Sport in the arts, film, and literature
- * Substance abuse in sport
- Athletes as role models
- "The demise of sportsmanship"
- The place of sports in higher education (or high school)
Must include title or topic
- At least two sources MUST be from a scholarly source.
- CITATION should follow APA format.
- ANNOTATION should be two or three sentences. Do NOT write complete abstracts.
- It is acceptable, and in fact expected, that the bibliography accompanying your final draft be somewhat different than that which is turned in at the time that the annotated bibliography is due. This is a natural development in the research process and students should not be concerned if the bibliographies differ.
- Must be typed.
Any standard outlining form is acceptable (e.g. Roman Numerals, numbers 1.1,
1.2, 1.2.1 etc.)
- You may use key words or sentence outlines.
- Although, different forms may be used and there is no minimum length, outlines should be DETAILED enough to provide direction when writing the paper.
- Grading criteria for the outline include consistency of form, logic of organization (i.e. headings), completeness and appropriateness of supporting information (i.e. subheadings), and adequacy as a guide for writing the term paper.
- Outlines should be typed.
Typed and double spaced, standard margins, 12 font
- Cite at least seven sources, two of which must be from scholarly sources.
- Refer to class notes for definition of "scholarly journals". This would normally refer to refereed journals such as Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, etc. For purposes of this class you may classify JOPERD and Strategies as scholarly journals. Magazines like Sports Illustrated, Newsweek,etc., though perfectly acceptable and often cited, do not qualify as "scholarly journals". Please consult the instructor for clarification concerning the classification of sources.
- Sources taken from the Internet are acceptable. However, students should be VERY CAREFUL in assuring the accuracy and quality of the material cited.
- Use APA style for citations.
- You must include a list of references (i.e. works cited in the paper) with your paper.
- Papers should be proofread carefully and the use of SPELLCHECK software is ACCEPTABLE and ENCOURAGED.
- Students requiring assistance should contact the instructor EARLY in the writing process. Students are also encouraged to use the services of the LONGWOOD COLLEGE LEARNING CENTER.
2. BOOK REPORT/MOVIE REVIEW/ARTICLE REVIEW
DUE DATE: Monday, June 7
LENGTH: Minimum two pages (typed and double-spaced)
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS
BOOK: Select a book from the following categories: a) A biography or autobiography of a figure from the world of sport. Older but always popular books in this category include bios about or by Pete Rose, Seabiscuit, Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Peter Westbrook, Michael Jordan etc. More recent titles include Lance Armstrong, Lou Holtz, Jerry Rice, John Daly, Pat Conroy entitled My Losing Season; Bill Belechick, Bill Bowerman (founder of Nike); and Muhammed Ali. b) a diary or account of a team, season, or incident (eg. Who's Your Caddy?, A Civil War , A Good Walk Spoiled, Into the Wild) c) an essay or collection of essays (eg. about baseball: Men at Work; Moneyball; Game of Shadows; Juiced. about hockey: The Code: The unwritten rules of fighting and retaliation in the NHL. About soccer and hoolinganism: Among Thugs; Fever Pitch; How Soccer Explains the World.) d) A novel based on sport (eg. Swimming, North Dallas Forty, The Natural).
There may be other appropriate books which do not fall into these categories. In that case, please consult the instructor of the course.
The Longwood Library and the Longwood College Bookstore carry several books that fall into these categories. These books, however, are not on the shelves where textbooks have been placed but instead are located with Trade-books and Best-Sellers. Students unable to locate these titles, or wishing to order a different title, should request assistance from a bookstore employee.
NOTE - The purpose of this assignment is to examine how society in general perceives sport and is influenced by it. Therefore, I encourage you to select "best-seller" type popular books and not "academic" texts. Have fun with this assignment!
The report should be divided into two parts. The first should be a brief
summary/description of the book. The second part should be your own critical
analysis of the book. In this second part reflect on the issues raised by the
- Typed and double-spaced.
- This is a formal writing assignment. Grammar, spelling, etc. will be graded.
MOVIE REVIEW: Select one of the following movies, watch it, and write a minimum of a two page review. One page should summarize the film, the second page should provide your critique/analysis. Pay special attention to whether or not you feel the film portrayed the sport or sport history in an accurate fashion. You MUST point out ways in which the film differed from actual events. You will have to do some research to answer this question.
Film Choices: Cinderella Man; Glory Road; Unforgivable Blackness; Four Minutes; Chariots of Fire; When We Were Kings; Ali; Cobb; Eight Men Out; A League of their Own; Remember the Titans; Hoosiers; The Lou Gherig Story; The Greatest Game Ever Played; any of the film versions of the life of Babe Ruth; Raging Bull; Seabiscuit; Miracle; We are Marshall; Heart of the Game; Pride; The Express; Invictus; Damn United
If you wish to review a film that is not on this list, please check with the instructor. Remember, it must deal with some aspect of sport history.
ARTICLE REVIEW: Read three articles dealing with sport history or sport sociology issues from popular magazines. These may include Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Newsweek, or other similar magazines. If you are in doubt about the appropriateness of the article, see the instructor.
Write a one page review of each article. Half the review should summarize the article, the other half should include your reaction/critique.
3. CULTURAL LITERACY ASSIGNMENT
Due Date: Wednesday, May 19
Students should read the article by Frank Deford on cultural literacy. This article will be handed out in class. This assignment has three parts. 1) List three items from the cultural literacy list which you do NOT know. 2) Select one item from the three you did not know and look it up. Write the definition/description. 3) This article was written in 1989. Many athletes, phrases, events, from the world of sport have entered the cultural mainstream in the last decade. Suggest items to be included that are not already on Deford's list. List as many as you can think of, there is no limit. Have fun with this!
Due date: Any day during semester
On most days class will begin with a discussion of current events based on articles that students have clipped out and brought to class.
· Sources should be recent.
· Acceptable sources include almost anything as long as it is recent. Examples include popular magazines, newspapers, television programs, lectures, movies, etc.
· In the case of sources which cannot be clipped or copied (e.g. television program, lecture, etc.) students should submit a written report which includes the date viewed, persons presenting, title of program (if appropriate) and a brief summary.
· Because the purpose of this assignment is to increase student awareness of the prevalence and importance of sport related issues in our society at large, students are encouraged NOT to use professional journals, but instead to use sources from what would normally be termed "lay" or "popular" literature.
· Each article MUST be accompanied by a complete, APA style, bibliographic citation. This may be hand written directly on the article if there is space. In addition, students should write the date on which they presented the article in class.
· Topics can include ANYTHING RELATED in some way to course content. These may include, but are not limited to, issues relating to education, health, medical professions, coaching, society and sport in the broadest sense, etc
GRADING RUBRICS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
1. Annotated Bibliographies (5 points)
· on - time (.25)
· typed (.25)
· includes title/topic (.25)
· topic appropriate (.25)
· spelling/grammar (.25)
· 2 scholarly print journals (.25)
· 7 sources (.5)
· sources appropriate (1)
· correct APA citations (1)
· annotations acceptable (1
2. Outlines (5 points)
· on-time (.5)
· spelling/grammar (.5)
· typed (.5)
· appropriate major headings (1)
· appropriate sub-headings (1)
· logical sequence/organization (1.5)
3. Term Paper (20 points)
· on-time (1)
· typed (.5)
· length - at least 7 pages (.5)
· 7 citations/sources (1)
· citations in text match reference list (1)
· correct APA citations (1)
· correct APA reference list (1)
· spelling/grammar (2)
· appropriate topic (2)
· logical organization (3)
· support for arguments (3)
· overall strength (4)