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Personal Activity Course Descriptions

PACT 310
Badminton I
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course provides a review of basic fundamentals, techniques and rules. The emphasis is on skills and techniques such as play strategies for singles and doubles and shot selection for various play situations.
PACT 390
Tennis I
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This is a beginning tennis course. The course covers skills, rules, etiquette, and strategies of the game. The student will develop basic skills such as ground strokes, serving, volleying, elementary strategies, game rules, and basic knowledge of tennis strategies. The student will also engage in singles play and learn to improve in their play against an opponent. Playing tennis stimulates enjoyable, cooperative, and competitive modes of behavior and promotes awareness of physical activity for life long health and fitness. This course is designed for students with little or no prior tennis experience.
PACT 391
Tennis II
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: PACT 390 with a grade of "C" or better; Tennis II students should have some playing experience and basic tennis knowledge and skills.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course reviews basic fundamentals, techniques, rules, and social courtesies of tennis. Intermediate players are encouraged to take this course.
PACT 393
Tennis III
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: PACT 391 with a grade of "C" or better; Tennis III students are recommended to have significant experience, preferably at the high school varsity level.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Tennis III focuses on improving and refining the competitive physical and mental skills and techniques of the sport. Particular attention will be given to the strategic development of the overall player while refining racket strokes that set up and finish points. Hitting patterns, serving placement, and tactical movement will also be introduced and developed.
PACT 495
Independent Studies in Personal Activity
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
PACT 499
Experimental Offering in Personal Activity
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB