Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2015
Classroom Number
Days & Times



 Tue, Aug 25

Syllabus and Class Introduction

Thu, Aug 27

Lecture-handouts provided-equipment/history/safety instruction

Tue, Sept 1

Introduction to Bow/equipment/set up procedure

Thu, Sept 3

Learn to string bow-step thru method-start basic shooting technique

Tue, Sept 8

String bow/Shooting exercise “101” each line is a team- 2 arrows each

Thu, Sept 10

String bow/Shooting exercise- “Colors” each line is a team-3 arrows ea.

Tue, Sept 15

String bow/Shooting exercise-“Horse” individual comp. 2 arrows

Thu, Sept 17

Class game “Cricket” each person 3 arrows

Tue, Sept 22

Class game “Cricket” each person 3 arrows

Thu, Sept 24

OUTSIDE SHOOTING (if weather is nice) “301” each line is team

Tue, Sept 29

OUTSIDE SHOOTING (if weather is nice) Lob shots

Thu, Oct 1

OUTSIDE SHOOTING (if weather is nice) Distance shots

Tue, Oct 6

OUTSIDE SHOOTING (if weather is nice) Obstacle shots

Thu, Oct 8

Practice Skills Test

Tue, Oct 13


Thu, Oct 15

MID-TERM SKILLS TEST  /Student taught activity to class

Tue, Oct 20

Student taught activity to class

Thu, Oct 22

Student taught activity to class

Tue, Oct 27

Student taught activity to class

Thu, Oct 29

Student taught activity to class

Tue, Nov 3

Student taught activity to class

Thu, Nov 5

Student taught activity to class

Tue, Nov 10

Student taught activity to class

Thu, Nov 12

Student taught activity to class

Tue, Nov 17

Student taught activity to class

Thu, Nov 19

Review for final and practice skills test

Tue, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Break - No Class

Thu, Nov 26

Thanksgiving Break - No Class

Tue, Dec 1


Thu, Dec 3



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Course Attachments


Course Objectives

To provide instruction and practice in the fundamentals of basic target archery.  This course requires no prior knowledge or experience.  All equipment is provided.  The emphasis is on target archery shooting technique, safety, and the history of archery.  Grading is based on shooting skill, proper form, and knowledge of the sport.

Course Expectations


1.    Present the history, equipment, safety, shooting techniques and psychological aspects of archery.

2.    Present safety techniques for beginning archers.

3.    Develop correct shooting form.

4.    Demonstrate correct shooting form consistently

5.    String and maintain bow/equipment

6.    Present and teach a new exercise to the class


Grading Standards

Class Participation (record daily attendance & class participation)

5 points X 28 days = 140 points

Mid-Term Skills Test

150 points

Final Skills Test

 150 points

Written Final Exam

105 Points


40 points

A: 545 (no improvement points added) - 450 points

                              B: 449 – 355 points

                              C: 354 – 260 points

                              D: 259– 165 points

                              F: 164 – Less points

Final Exam

12/03/2015 8:00 a.m.

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.

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

  1. Classroom Participation:

§  If you miss class, you miss participation points.  Medical emergencies will be reviewed with proper documentation.  University authorized activities require documentation.

§   If an injury prevents you from participating in the class activity, it is your responsibility to meet with the instructor to be assigned an alternative, appropriate activity.  Failure to do so will result in loss of participation points.  Thus, an injury is not an acceptable excuse for missing class.


§  Any student who misses 4 or more classes can legally be dropped from the class.  Coming to class late or leaving early will result in loss of participation points unless cleared through me. 

a.      2 – 10 minutes = 1 point

b.    11 – 15 minutes = 2 points

c.    16 – 20 minutes = 3 points

d.    21 – 40 minutes = 4 points

e.            41 + min   = 5 points

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