Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Focus on the strategies of singles and doubles play. Introduction to serving long and short, forehand smashes, drop shots, angle play, and doubles formations. Emphasis on fitness, flexibility, and nutrition. How to design a point, set and match will be a main focus.
Prerequisite: PHED 37A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of badminton.
  2. practice advanced fundamental skills.
  3. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
  4. utilize proper footwork and racquet grips.
  5. demonstrate advanced overhead and underhand strokes.
  6. increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
  7. identify modified court positions.
  8. analyze court awareness with shot selection and placement.
  9. understand why fitness, flexibility, and nutrition are vital to playing badminton at a high level.
  10. understand how to constructing points will lead to wining sets, and the match.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Badminton racquet and shuttlecocks.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and rules of badminton
    1. Racquets and types of shuttlecocks
    2. Dimensions - type of play
    3. Etiquette and general play
  2. Advanced skills
    1. Grips - forehand and backhand
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Underhand and overhead strokes
    4. Footwork
  3. Strategy
    1. Singles
    2. Doubles
    3. Offensive
    4. Defensive
    5. Conditioning drills
    6. Point construction
    7. Hydration and nutrition

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual and team participation
  2. Sportsmanship
  3. Critical thinking in competitive game play
  4. Demonstration of rules and etiquette of badminton
  5. Participation and demonstration game fundamentals
  6. Video analysis
  7. Fitness analysis
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Badminton Rulebook

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Explanation
  2. Demonstration
  3. Video
10. Lab Content -
  1. Forehand
  2. Backhand
  3. Serving long and short
  4. Overhead smashes
  5. Drop shots
  6. Doubles rotation
  7. Angle play
  8. Point construction for singles and double play
  9. Using flexibility as an advantage

11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
optional writing exercises based on recommended reading
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:24:39

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines