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PHED 1045

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Fencing
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to introduce the student to foil fencing.  Skills and topics covered include the salute, advance, retreat, basic attacks, basic defensive moves, scoring, terminology, the fencing strip, safety, history, conditioning and etiquette.

Foil Fencing, Muriel Bower, Brown & Benchmark Publishers (newest edition).

Expected Educational Results
After completing this course students will be able to:

1. Describe the evolution of fencing as a sport
2. Demonstrate correct footwork
3. Identify terms specific to fencing
4. Demonstrate basic attacks and defensive moves
5. Fence and score a bout

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. History
2. Rules
3. Fencing strip
4. Parts of Foil
5. Safety
6. Equipment
7. Footwork
8. Attacks
9. Defensive moves
10. Scoring

11. Cardiorespiratory Activities
12. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.

A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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