Approved by Faculty Senate.

University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education

PER Course Number: 104
Course Title: Volleyball
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Each semester, multiple sections

Course Syllabus
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical Development and Wellness" component
of the student’s 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 person’s 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.

I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
       The development of basic fundamental skills, knowledge and strategies involved in volleyball in
       order to be able to enjoy playing recreational volleyball.

II. MAJOR OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS OF COURSE
        Volleyball has been recognized as one of the leading participation sports
in the world. The major
        focus of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the sport to be enjoyed by
        the participant and to develop an appreciation and understanding of the game so it can be enjoyed
        as a spectator. Volleyball is currently found in many forms and levels of play. Some of these include:
        backyard ball, beach volleyball, intramural, intercollegiate, club, and Olympic teams.

Major Objectives

1. To allow the student to learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.

2. To prepare the student to make proactive choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

3. To help the student explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention..

4. To help the student understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole person’s relationship          to the total environment.

5. To allow the students to utilize physical activity to reduce risk of illness and injury and provide
        relaxation, socialization, and balance in their lives.

6. To aid the students ability to use leisure time creatively.

7. To aid the students’ ability to develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.

8. To provide the opportunity for the development and perfection of basic skills involved in volleyball 
         including the knowledge necessary to improve individual and team performance.

    9.    To work cooperatively with members of a team and enjoy
           playing volleyball together.

                   10.     To develop an appreciation for the use of volleyball skills and
                            strategies to be used as a recreational and lifetime activity.

III. COURSE OUTLINE

A. To develop the following basic skills (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 6, 9)

1. Forearm pass
2. Overhand pass /Set
3.     Attack/Spike|
        a. Power
        b. Off Speed
        c. Tip

4. Block
5. Serve
      a.Overhand floater
      b. Overhand top spin

B. To learn basic positioning and strategy for offensive systems
        1. Traditional 4 – 2
        2. Multiple offenses (6 – 1, 5 – 1)

C. To learn positioning and strategy for defensive situations
        (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 6, 9)

1. Free ball
2. No block
3. Middle block up
4. Middle block deep
5. Serve receive
6. Spike coverage
7. Block-single, double, triple, and types of blocks

D. To learn the basic rules in volleyball (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9)

IV. BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND METHODS
        Lecture, demonstration, videotapes, and group activity sessions.

V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A. Attendance and participation/skill test 50 points
B. Additional assignments                           50 points
- Individual technique and basic skills (15)
- History/knowledge of the game (1)
-basic strategy and positioning (10)
- match critique (10)
C. Court quiz/mid-term                        50 points
D. Final                                                50 points

Total Points                                       200 points

VI. MEANS OF EVALUATION AND GRADING SCALE
        (SEE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS)

180 – 200 (90%)        A
160 – 179 (80%) B
140 – 159 (70%) C
120 – 139 (60%) D
Below 120 E

VII. TEXTBOOK - None required.

VIII. LIST OF REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
        Angle, Jerry. Modern Volleyball Drills. USVBA Publications, San Francisco,
        1987.

        Bertucci, Bob Ed. The AVCA Volleyball Handbook. Michigan, Masters Press,
        1987.

       Howard, Robert E. An Understanding of the Fundamental Techniques of
       Volleyball. Needham Heights, MA. Allyn and Bacon. 1996.

        Selinger, Arie and Joan Ackerman-Blount. Arie Selinger’s Power Volleyball.
        New York, St. Martins Press. 1986.

       Viera, Barbara L. and Bonnie Jill Ferguson. Teaching Volleyball Steps to
      Success. Champaign, IL. Leisure Press, 1989