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 Course Title:   Sailing

 Title Abbreviation:   SAILING

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    156

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Lecture and practical demonstration to introduce students to sailing. Theory, techniques, rules and safety procedures of sailboat handling will be emphasized.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

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. Understand basic boat terminology
  2. Properly operate a sailing dingy
  3. Have a basic understanding of sailing theory
  4. Identify and strategize wind currents and how they apply to sailing
  5. Sailing experience with diverse sailing partners

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 . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

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 . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Equipment and safety procedures
  2. Characteristics of sailing vessels
  3. Wind: types and effects
  4. Lift and dizag
  5. Sail trim
  6. Helmsman ship
  7. Adverse conditions
  8. Rules of right-of-way
  9. Sailing practicum