PE-441: Introduction to T’ai Chi
Course, prefix, number, & title: PE-441 Introduction to T’ai Chi
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 hours
Course Description in college catalog:
The purpose of this course is to introduce and integrate T’ai-Chi as a daily exercise. Students will develop an appreciation of the history and philosophy of this ancient exercise. In addition, students will learn T’ai-Chi breathing, warm-up exercises, and 38 postures of the Yang form.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: physical education)
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Students will be able to describe the history of T’ai Chi
Students will be able to demonstrate discipline of the mind while exercising slowly
Students will be able to exercise every part of their body through a precisely designed program of graceful movements
Students will be able to practice movements as they are related to self-defense
Student will be able to practice in a slow, relaxed way to achieve health and fitness
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
Participation and Performance
Written and practical tests
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.