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 Course Title:   Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi)

 Title Abbreviation:   TAI JI QUAN (TAI CHI)

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310598

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Tai ji quan (tai chi) is an ancient Chinese form of exercise which provides numerous health benefits: greater flexibility, core strength, balance, focus and concentration, relaxation, and improved immunity.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform basic movements of tai ji quan (tai chi) short form.
  2. Understand brief history and philosophy of tai ji quan.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

Course Contents

  1. History and philosophy of tai ji quan (tai chi).
  2. Demonstrate the basic movements of tai ji quan (short form).
  3. Understanding of physical and mental benefits of tai ji quan.
  4. Demonstrate improved mental focus, concentration, and attention to detail in the performance of tai ji quan.