SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 1:28:06 PMPHYED 36 Course Outline as of Spring 2008

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 36Title:  TAI CHI  
Full Title:  Tai Chi
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.0017 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This class is designed for individuals of all fitness levels who want to improve balance, concentration, focus, flexibility, breathing, and mind/body awareness through practicing Tai Chi form.  Everyday applications of Tai Chi principles will be covered as well.  Students will be introduced to Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style, a series of movements developed primarily from observation of nature.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is designed for individuals of all fitness levels who want to improve balance, concentration, focus, flexibility, breathing, and mind/body awareness through practicing Tai Chi form.  Everyday applications of Tai Chi principles will be covered as well.  Students will be introduced to Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate the complete Tai Chi form.
2.  Perform Tai Chi positions with proper breathing in tandem with
   positions.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of breath integration with Tai Chi
   positions.
4.  Assess and evaluate personal experience with Tai Chi.
5.  Describe the history, principles, and processes of Tai Chi.
6.  Discuss various approaches to Tai Chi.
7.  Compare and contrast traditional Tai Chi to forms currently
   practiced in the West.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Theoretical Information
     A.  History of Tai Chi
         1.  Origins of development in China
         2.  Connection with Taoism and Buddhism
         3.  Current styles and approaches to Tai Chi in the United
             States
     B.  Tai Chi philosophy
         1.  Integration of the five elements in the Tai Chi process
             (wood, fire, earth, metal and water)
         2.  Seven principles of Tai Chi:
             a.  quieting the mind
             b.  mental detachment
             c.  integration of breathing into postures
             d.  intention of purpose
             e.  slowing the pace
             f.  increasing physical limits
             g.  connection (both physical and body/mind/spirit)
         3.  Tai Chi compared/contrasted to current American Tai Chi
             cultural trends/standards
II.   Tai Chi fundamentals
     A.  Balance
     B.  Flexibility
     C.  Tai Chi breathing techniques
     D.  Fluidity of movement
III.  The Complete Tai Chi Form (Meditative series of movements that, upon
     completion, is like a slow, choreographed dance.)
IV.   Life integration of Tai Chi
     A.  Diet and nutrition
     B.  Adaptation of form as required by:
         1.  Body type
         2.  Level of fitness
         3.  Injuries
         4.  Exercise or personal goals
     C.  Tai Chi as a benefit to other forms of exercise
     D.  Developing a personal practice
     E.  Application to activities of daily living
     F.  Stress reduction and meditation applications

Assignments:
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1. Written assignments to be determined by instructor such as:
  a.  Written assessment of personal growth and experience in Tai Chi
      class
  b.  Reflective journal
  c.  Personal practice plan
2. Skill demonstrations to be determined by instructor such as:
  a.  Class performances demonstrating knowledge of the complete Tai Chi
      form
  b.  One or two performance exams of learned Tai Chi positions
3. One objective exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Self-assessment, journal, personal practice plan
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 15%
Completion, Short answer, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Tao Te Ching, translated by Gia Fu Feng, 1972
The Mindful Hiker by Stephen Altschuler, 2004

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