(Submitted by N. Gosei Yamaguchi, Fall, 2007) 

1.  Catalog Description: 

KIN 145 (01)  15070                10:10 - 11:00  T, Th                 1 UNIT  GYM 149

KIN 145 (02)  15071                11:10 - 12:00  T, Th                 1 UNIT  GYM 149

KIN 145 (03)  15072                11:10 - 12:00  M, W                1 UNIT  GYM 149

KIN 145 (04)  15073                12:10 - 13:00  M, W                1 UNIT  GYM 149

KIN 145 (05)  15074                09:10 - 10:00  T, Th                 1 UNIT  GYM 149

2)  Scope, Content, Expected Learning Outcomes 

Karate is introduced as a traditional  creative performing art which originated in the Far East and inherited the intangible nature that is implicit in the human experience with physical confrontation.  The expected learning outcomes for the participants are 1) the development of artistic expression and behavioral discipline using formal rituals as it relates to the performing art, 2) the experience of psychological catharsis with the intensity of the physical confrontation so that the participants can build stability of mind and 3) the achievement of proper execution described in materials provided. 

3.  Minimum Student Supply: (Karate-Gi, uniform) 

Karate-Gi (White Jacket & White Pants) will be available in both women's and men's locker room.  The sizes range from 3, 4, 5, and 6.  To check out uniform you are required to obtain a locker.  To obtain a locker $15.00 fee must be paid at Cashier's Office.  It is advised that women wear undergarment when wearing uniform.  No head garments(including head band), jewelry or sox/shoes/sandals should be worn during class time.  All students are expected to use the locker room to store their belongings and change into Karate-Gi.  No one is permitted to clutter either the hallways or the gymnasium.  No food or drink is permitted in the gymnasium. 

5. Text Books (Optional):   


2)  GOJU-RYU KARATE II by N. Gosei Yamaguchi

 6.  Method of Evaluation Outcome 

The department highly recommends that students choose CR/NC for activity classes.  Regardless of the grading option chosen, the three areas for grading will be evaluated as follows:

 1)  Written Examination based on knowledge presented in class, including traditional terminology for the art and knowledge derived from the law of physics, geometry and other related sciences.  A multiple choice system is applied for the evaluation with 100 points as the perfect score.  To determine the value of each score range of a scale is computed with a curve into letter grades.   


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