Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education
PER Course Number: 102
Course Title: Slow-Pitch Softball
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Spring Semester
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical
Development and Wellness"
component of the students Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies outcomes for this
course are listed below
Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole persons relationship
to the total environment.
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation, socialization
and balance in their lives.
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.
1. Course Description
This course will develop skills and techniques in softball, including rules and strategies to play.
2. Major Focus and Objectives
Appreciate slow-pitch softball as a lifelong physical activity. (Outcomes #1, 6)
4. Basic Instructional Plan and Methods
Lectures, demonstrations, video tapes, and group activity sessions.
by a game. (Outcomes #1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9)
5. Method of Evaluation
Daily Attendance 150 pts. A = 200 180 pts
Skill Analysis 25 pts. B = 179 160 pts
Written Test 25 pts. C = 159 140 pts
Total points 200 pts. D = 139 120 pts
6. Textbook - None required.
Polk, Ron and Donna Lopiano. Baseball-Softball Playbook. Mississippi State, MS.