Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
( All )
Classroom Number
Village Bowl
Days & Times

Tuesday 11:00am-1:50pm

Nelson Haggerty (view Profile)


Course Objectives

1.      Students will be exposed to the basic rules of play for bowling.

2.      Students will be exposed to the history of the game of bowling and to specific events, which impacted the game.

3.      Students will learn how to score games of bowling.

4.      Students will be exposed to the basic terminology associated with the game of bowling.

5.      Students will be exposed to proper bowling etiquette.

6.      Students will be exposed to the basic fundamental techniques required for play.

7.      Students will be exposed to drills and games designed to enhance fundamental skills.

8.      Students should have fun as they participate in the game of bowling.


Course Expectations

This course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the game of bowling.  This is a participation driven class.  Regular attendance is required and expected of all enrolled.  Classroom activities will vary from day to day.  These activities will expose students to rules of play, scoring, history, terminology and strategy associated with the game of bowling.  Students are expected to wear appropriate attire for class (socks) and be on time for the beginning of all classroom activities.


Grading Standards

ATTENDANCE                     100 POINTS

MIDTERM                               50 POINTS

FINAL                                                  50 POINTS

180 POINTS = A

160 POINTS = B

140 POINTS = C

120 POINTS = D

100 POINTS = F

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

The following is a breakdown of how final grades will be determined for each student.  Keep in mind that attendance is an extremely important factor in determining final grades.  Each student begins the semester with 100 attendance points.  Each absence beyond 2 results in a deduction of 10 points to your attendance grade.  On the 9th absence you will automatically be dropped from the class with and "F".

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at