Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2017

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Tai Chi Chuan
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



GED 9208 Tai Chi Chuan

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Through a combination of theory and practice, students explore the history, philosophy, and principles of tai chi chuan (taijiquan). Students learn to perform a Yang-style 10 form, and are introduced to meditation, chi kung (qiqong), and self-defence applications. Students examine spiritual and medical benefits of integrating tai chi chuan into everyday life.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Describe the history, traditional styles, philosophy, and principles of tai chi chuan.
2. Perform ten basic Yang-style tai chi chuan forms, incorporating meditation, chi kung, and self-defence.
3. Investigate the difference between Eastern and Western perspectives on health and healing.
4. Examine how tai chi chuan practice promotes and improves health.

Course Content:

- History and philosophy of tai chi chuan
- Traditional styles
- Yang-style forms
- Self-defence applications
- Meditation and chi kung
- Role of tai chi chuan in Eastern and Western medical


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is based on:
Practical skills demonstrations 60%
Assignment(s) 20%
Quizzes 20%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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