Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Boating Safety (1 cr)
E100 | 6149 | Kessler


COURSE PREREQUISITE: None

CLASS MEETING:
1 ninety minute lecture per week
8 three hour labs arranged throughout semester

READING MATERIALS:
Chapman Piloting, Seamanship & Small Boat Handling

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides in depth presentations on boating safety issues
including boating
terminology, design, environmental conditions, operation, navigation,
emergency equipment,
current laws, and rules of the road.  Labs provide an on water experience
with powerboats,
sailboats, canoes, and kayaks.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1.   To provide an understanding and familiarization of boating terminology
and design.
2.   To develop students abilities to evaluate environmental conditions and
it's effect on wind
and water.
3.   To provide an understanding of small boat operation and basic
navigation skills.
4.   To provide hands on experience with the use of powerboats, sailboats,
canoes, and
kayaks.

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) unexcused absences.  Upon a
fourth absence, the
students has three (3) options:
1.   Receive a grade of F;
2.   Officially withdraw from the course;
3.   Follow an appeal procedure through the instructor and/or the Elective
Program
Coordinator.

GRADING:
Grades will be based on the following:
Midterm Exam:       (40%)
Final Exam:              (40%)
Skills Test:             (20%)