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PHED 1049

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 1
Course Title Riflery
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
Riflery is a course designed to introduce students to the sport of shooting, and includes marksmanship with an air rifle (or .22 rifle), shotgun shooting sports and home and hunting safety. Students will shoot in the prone, sitting, and kneeling positions for marksmanship scores.

REQUIRED TEXT
None

Expected Educational Results
As a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the correct aiming technique for marksmanship shooting, including correction and proper sighting
2. Demonstrate the correct shooting technique for marksmanship
3. Demonstrate the correct form when shooting in the prone, sitting and kneeling positions for marksmanship
4. List safety rues for class, for hunting and in the home
5. Demonstrate the correct loading and unloading procedure for ammunition
6. Identify the nomenclature for ammunition, rifles and  shotguns
7. Define appropriate terms related to shooter sports
8. Explain the scoring system in shooter sports

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. Introduction to Shooting
Safety
Eye Dominance
History of Shooter Sports
2. Shooting Techniques
Site Picture
Breathing Technique
Relaxation
Correcting the Site
Sitting the Rifle
Aiming Techniques
Trigger Squeeze
Loading and Unloading
3. Shooting Position
Prone
Sitting
Kneeling
Standing
4. Rifle Nomenclature/Ammunition
Action/Magazine
Barrels
Caliber/Bore
Sites
Rim Fire Ammunition
Center Fire Ammunition
5. Shotgun Shooting
Aiming
Shooting Technique
Scoring
Actions
Barrels
Gauge
Ammunition
Trap Shooting
Skeet Shooting
6. Cardiorespiratory Activities
7. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. COURSE GRADE
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.

B. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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