Health, Physical Education And Recreation | T'ai Chi Ch'uan (1 cr)
E148 | 6443-6445 | Pearce
Two 50 minute periods per week.
Introduction to the soft, slow movement of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Course provides
instruction in William C.C. Chen's sixty movement form, physics of body
leverage and introduction to meditation. Students learn the history,
philosophy and cultural context of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, one of the most popular
forms of exercise in China today.
Completion of this course enables you to:
1. Practice the art of T' ai Chi Ch'uan
2. Develop mental concentration and attentional skills
3. Develop physical mechanics for hitting, lifting and throwing
4. Broaden cultural perspective
Wear clothing which is loose and comfortable. Cotton-soled shoes, white
shirt and black pants are required. Other martial arts uniforms may be
substituted. Levis or other jeans are not acceptable!
William C. C. Chen's Body Mechanics of T' ai Chi Ch'uan and Introduction to
ai Chi Ch'uan Workbook by Charles Pearce are required texts.
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences. Upon a fourth absence
the student has three (3) options:
1) receive a grade of F;
2) officially withdraw from the course;
3) follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Grades are determined by class performance, papers, midterm, and final exam.