Syllabus Sections

Publish Date

12/19/2011 10:42:20



Spring 2012
01/17/2012 - 05/13/2012

Course Information

Section 001
F 09:15 - 11:55
Roy Ramos

Office Hours

  • T Th
    1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
    RVS Gym / A - 1160
  • F
    8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Rio Grande / Austin Recreation Center

Course Subjects


 Volleyball I

KINE 1144 /001

Synonym   46241  

Friday’s:  9:15 a.m. -11:55 a.m.



Instructor:  Roy Ramos

Office: ARC 3

Phone: Office# 223-6024            ARC # 476-5662


Office Hours/Appointments:   8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.       Or by appointment.


Course Description:

Volleyball: An introductory course in the fundamentals of volleyball including passing, serving, setting and spiking.  Students will learn rules and court strategy for playing the game.  Emphasis will be on total fitness and recreational skills for leisure and lifetime activities.


Text/Materials: Required text material will be posted the first day of class. Appropriate attire will be discussed the first day of class as well as required materials for class. Kneepads and high quality indoor court shoes or cross trainer shoes are highly recommended.


Instructional Methodology: This class is an activity and participation course; the specific task/exercise(s) for students to complete will be demonstrated. Students will then complete the task/exercise(s) to the best of their ability. Course will include:


1.      Lecture/Videos

2.      Demonstrations

3.      Class Discussion/Class Participation


Course Rationale: The purpose of this course is to learn the specific skills and/or the techniques of the activity. By actively participating in an activity class, the student may gain health benefits such as increased cardiovascular endurance, improved body composition, increased flexibility, increased muscular endurance and increased muscular strength. Participating in activity classes leads to a healthier lifestyle.


Departmental Objectives:

1 .To learn the rules, fundamentals, skills and strategies of volleyball.

                2. To learn how to correctly execute required skills and techniques as well as to use the equipment safely.  

 3. To understand how Kinesiology relates to a healthy individual lifestyle.



Course Objectives:

1.      To learn the rules, fundamental skills, and strategies of volleyball.

2.      To develop skills in passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking.

3.      To learn basic offensive and defensive patterns of play.

4.      To develop a positive attitude toward volleyball as a lifetime sport and to improve physical fitness through 

          participation in volleyball.


Grades  A= 90-100% (90-100 points)

                          B= 80-89% (80-89 points)

                         C=70-79% (70-79 points)

                         D=60-69% (60-69 points)

                         F=0-59% (0-59 points)


Grades are based upon attendance, participation and tests. If you have any questions concerning grading, please ask your instructor. The specific grading requirements for this course are as follows:



1.      Attendance and participation.

2.      Proper dress for active participation.

3.      Pre-test and post-test data sheet.

4.      Written exams and/or take-home quizzes.

5.      Skills tests




1.      Attendance           40 pts. * 3 FREE ABSENCES   (5 pts OFF AFTER  3rd  Absence )                

2.      Mid-Term             10 pts                                                    

3.      Final                     10 pts.

4.      Participation          20 pts.

5.      Skills                     20 pts.


     Total=                    100 pts.




Course Policies: 

ALL students will complete health form prior to participating in class. Those students who require modification of any specific activity or exercise need to inform the instructor as soon as possible.

Cell phones, food, gum, and soft drinks are not allowed in classrooms/workout areas.

Proper workout shoes and clothing are required.


Attendance: All students are expected to attend classes.  Non-attendance will have an impact on the student’s grade. The specific attendance policy for this particular class is as follows: Each absence is 5 points. Absences can only be made up with permission of the instructor. No make-ups are allowed the last 3 weeks of the semester for any reason. Students are responsible for officially withdrawing themselves from the class in the event that this action becomes necessary



Attendance/Class Participation

Regular and punctual class and laboratory attendance is expected of all students.  If attendance or compliance with other course policies is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from the class.

Withdrawal Policy

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.  If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the Final Withdrawal Date.  The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.

Students who enroll for the third or subsequent time in a course taken since Fall, 2002, may be charged a higher tuition rate, for that course.

State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities.  With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit.  Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog.


An instructor may award a grade of “I” (Incomplete) if a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for the passing grade in a course.  An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester. The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty

A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution.  Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression.  Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations.  Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents.    Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the college.  See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.
Statement on Students with Disabilities

Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities.  Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).   Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed.  

Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from OSD before accommodations will be provided.   Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.  

Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.   

Additional information about the Office for Students with Disabilities is available at

Safety Statement

Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at

Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

Use of ACC email

All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account.  Students should only expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account.  Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff.  Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at

Testing Center Policy

Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center.  Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam.  To request an exam, one must have:

  • ACC Photo ID
  • Course Abbreviation (e.g., ENGL)
  • Course Number (e.g.,1301)
  • Course Synonym (e.g., 10123)
  • Course Section (e.g., 005)
  • Instructor's Name


Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center.  Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester.  ACC Testing Center policies can be found at

Student And Instructional Services

ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities and services.  Information on these services and support systems is available at:

Links to many student services and other information can be found at:

ACC Learning Labs provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course to be tutored.  The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at: For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at any ACC Learning Lab.



 During the 16 weeks of the semester we will cover the topics listed below as time permits and not necessarily in the order listed.


1.      Introduction and orientation.

2.      Rules and regulations.

3.      Passing skills.

4.      Serving skills.

5.      Setting skills.

6.      Basic offensive patterns of play.

7.      Basic defensive patterns of play.

8.      Court movement.

9.      Officiating games.