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Course Title
Course Level
Units
PHYE 5A
Aquatics: Swimming Level I
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Water exploration and primary skills development. Course is designed to teach only "non-swimmers" how to swim. The following is taught: Red Cross swimming instruction in overcoming fears, water adjustment, floating, breath holding, and rhythmic breathing. Skills to be learned are: water entries, sculling, treading, elementary backstroke, freestyle, methods of water safety, and survival techniques. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): instructor determines skill level at first class meeting. Enrollment limited to 15.
PHYE 5B
Aquatics: Swimming Level II
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Stroke readiness and development. Course is for those who have completed Swimming Level I or who can swim freestyle and demonstrate elementary backstroke. Skills to be learned are underwater swimming, turns, improvement of freestyle and elementary backstroke, beginning side stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, diving, personal safety skills, and basic rescue techniques. Prerequisite(s): instructor determines skill level at first class meeting: pass Swimming Level I course or demonstrate equivalent skills. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 20.
PHYE 5C
Aquatics: Swimming Level III
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Stroke refinement and skill proficiency. Course teaches refinement of basic strokes and introduces butterfly, plus backstroke, surface diving, turns, endurance swimming, and survival techniques. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): instructor determines skill level at first class meeting: pass in Swimming Level II course or possess equivalent skills in freestyle, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. Enrollment limited to 30.
PHYE 5D
Aquatics: Swimming Level IV
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Advanced skills. Designed to perfect the techniques and skills of all basic strokes plus butterfly, surface dives, survival swimming, basic diving, endurance swimming, and personal and rescue skills. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): pass in Swimming Level III course or possess equivalent swimming skill requirements in freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, or competitive swimming; instructor determines skill level. Enrollment limited to 30.
PHYE 5E
Aquatics: Lifeguard Training (LT)
Lower Division
0 units
Red Cross certified lifeguard training. Provides the necessary minimum skills training to qualify as a non-surf lifeguard. Certification includes CPR Pro, AED, PDT, D2, ADMIN, and Title 22 First Aid. Candidates must successfully pass final skill tests and written final exam with 80 percent score. Students are billed for a course fee. Prerequisite(s): must have ability to swim 500 yards in ten minutes, tread water for one minute, strong swimming skills in free, back, breast, side, and elementary backstroke; must purchase Red Cross LT text book. Enrollment limited to 10.
PHYE 5F
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. A Red Cross course designed to certify students who complete all required work as swimming instructors. Instruction in teaching techniques, stroke analysis, skilled swimming, class organization, pool safety, and pool maintenance. Practice teaching assignments outside of class with practical and written final exams. Screening test given at first class meeting. Prerequisite(s): must be 17 years old, possess valid ARC Instructor Candidate Training card (ICT), and ARC swimmers-level skills. (Emergency Water Safety (EWS), or Lifeguard Training (LT) certificate is highly recommended). Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 10.
PHYE 5G
Aquatics: Swimming/Conditioning
Lower Division
0 units
Open to all students who wish to explore swimming as a conditioning and fitness exercise. Students should know three competitive strokes, and should be able to swim fifteen minutes without stopping. Short health and fitness lectures precede some classes. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination at first class meeting. Enrollment limited to 40.
PHYE 5H
Aquatics: Competitive Swimming
Lower Division
0 units
Emphasis on competitive swimming and conditioning techniques. For students who want instruction at the competitive level of swimming. Three hours per week. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination at first class meeting. Enrollment limited to 50.
PHYE 5R
Aquatics: Basic Scuba Diving
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections geared toward the successful completion of NAUI Scuba Diver Certification. The course is divided into three parts: lecture, pool lab, and open water experience. Four open water training dives are offered. Emphasis is on training for open water scuba diving, using the beach as a base of operation. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): pass swimming skills tests and medical clearance. It is strongly recommended that students enroll in course 5S. Enrollment limited to 24.
PHYE 5S
Aquatics: Advanced Scuba Diving
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections are offered to facilitate the development of the basic scuba diver's open water techniques. A minimum of six open water experiences is offered. Course is geared toward successful completion of NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver Certification. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): course 5R or pass swimming skills test and medical clearance. (Formerly course 5T.) Enrollment limited to 25.
PHYE 5T
Scuba Rescue Diving
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Course geared toward the successful completion of NAUI Rescue Diver Certification. Course consists of lecture, pool laboratory, and open-water experience. Emphasis is on training divers to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems. Prerequisite(s): Scuba certification and medical clearance. Enrollment limited to 10.
PHYE 9B
Boating: Beginning Dinghy Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Introductory course in practical boating safety using 15-foot sailboats. Includes introduction to rigging, nomenclature, seamanship, proper boat-handling techniques, and general boating and aquatic safety. Satisfactory completion meets prerequisites for intermediate-level dinghy course. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): swimming ability. (Formerly Boating: Basic Sailing) Enrollment limited to 18.
PHYE 9C
Boating: Intermediate Dinghy Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Course includes a review of basic sailing with an emphasis on the further development and refinement of small-boat sailing techniques. Fifteen-foot sailboats are used with two students per boat. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): course 9B or equivalent skills. Enrollment limited to 16.
PHYE 9D
Boating: Advanced Dinghy Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. For students interested in high-performance sailing using Flying Juniors and Coronado 15s. Includes special techniques used in racing conditions. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): course 9C or equivalent skills. Enrollment limited to 12.
PHYE 9H
Boating: Basic Rowing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Course designed to cover types of rowing boats, nomenclature, fundamental skills, and specific safety and rescue aspects related to the activity. Students will row singly as well as in groups using 15-foot to 22-foot rowing dories. (Formerly course 9J.) Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): swimming ability. Enrollment limited to 12.
PHYE 9J
Boating: Intermediate Rowing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational intermediate course designed to cover more advanced rowing techniques and the skills needed for safe open water rowing. Students pay a course fee. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): basic rowing or permission of instructor. (Formerly course 9H.) Enrollment limited to 11.
PHYE 9K
Boating: Ocean Kayaking
Lower Division
0 units
Co-educational course that teaches novice kayakers the skills to safely use UCSC kayaks in the Monterey Bay. Topics include: basic paddling strokes and maneuvers; self and assisted deep-water rescues; beach launching; landing through surf; and marine hazards and navigation. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 12.
PHYE 9S
Boating: Beginning Keelboat Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Combines hands-on rigging and docking practice in the harbor and sailing practice on Monterey Bay with instruction in sail-trimming, de-powering, powering-up, person-overboard recovery techniques, boating safety, weather, ocean conditions, sailing theory, rigging, navigation, and the maritime rules of the road. Twenty-seven foot, ultralight, displacement keelboats are used. Students pay a course fee. (Formerly Boating: Intermediate Keelboat Sailing.) Prerequisite(s): course 9C or equivalent skills. Enrollment limited to 16.
PHYE 9T
Boating: Intermediate Keelboat Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Further development and refinement of boat-handling techniques, including advanced maneuvering, anchoring, and racing with an introduction to the use of spinnakers. Students pay a course fee. (Formerly Boating: Advanced Keelboat Sailing.) Prerequisite(s): course 9S. Enrollment limited to 12.
PHYE 9X
Boating: Advanced Keelboat Sailing
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Designed for the experienced sailor who desires to bareboat larger vessels in the future. Topics include: ocean navigation; anchoring techniques; boat systems, such as diesel engines; boat plumbing and electronics; and docking. Prerequisite(s): course 9T and 40 or more hours of club keelboat useage. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 4.
PHYE 15B
Court Sports: Basketball
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Instruction in fundamentals, offensive and defensive strategies, rules, and conditioning designed primarily for beginning and intermediate level players. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 20.
PHYE 15H
Court Sports: Racquetball
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. The beginning section provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills involved in this indoor racquet sport. The advanced beginning section continues the development of the basic skills emphasizing increased shot variety and advanced strategy. The intermediate section offers the opportunity for further skill development and introduces more advanced offensive skills. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 18.
PHYE 15N
Court Sports: Tennis
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. The beginning section introduces the basics of forehand, backhand, and serve. Advanced beginning section reviews these basics and introduces the volley, overhead, and lob. The intermediate section reviews all stroke mechanics and covers basic singles and doubles strategy. The advanced section includes use of spins, practice principles, detailed stroke analysis, and advanced play situations. Competitive Tennis is a year-long program for members of the intercollegiate tennis teams. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 24.
PHYE 15T
Court Sports: Volleyball
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Beginning/intermediate, intermediate, and advanced sections are offered for students who desire to learn and improve the basic skills, as well as to understand the rules. Competitive section is open to students interested in participation in the UCSC NCAA Women's Volleyball team. It covers information and practice in all aspects of the competitive volleyball season. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 25.
PHYE 20A
Dance: Ballet
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections offered at various technical levels graded from I to III. Emphasis on principles of movement, style, and execution of ballet technique. Section in ballet repertory where advanced students have the opportunity to perform is offered in the spring quarter. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 20B
International Folk Dance
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. International folk dance with an emphasis on Balkan and Israeli dances. Sections are also offered periodically in Mexican dance. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 20C
Dance: Jazz
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections offered at various technical levels graded from I to III. Exploration of jazz dance emphasizing basic technique, styling, rhythm, and isolations. Jazz and contemporary music is used as accompaniment. Some background in ballet strongly recommended before continuing to Jazz II or III. Section in jazz dance repertory where advanced students have the opportunity to perform is offered in spring quarter. Students pay a course fee. Enrollment limited to 40.
PHYE 20D
Dance: Modern
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections offered at various technical levels graded from I to III. Emphasis on basic techniques and building phrases of movement. Section in choreography and improvisation offered in spring quarter. Section in dance repertory offered periodically. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 20F
Dance: Individual Studies in Dance
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Designed to give students the opportunity of pursuing their particular interests in the field of dance with the support and direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): instructor determination at first class meeting.
PHYE 25A
Fencing: Epee
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Basic instruction in the techniques, strategy, and general methodology of modern fencing. Emphasis on épée fencing as a development from the traditional French and Italian dueling sword styles as they have evolved to form the modern electrical game. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 25B
Fencing: Foil
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Instruction in modern competitive French-Italian foil techniques for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Emphasis on physical and mental conditioning leading to improved skill in recreational and competitive areas of involvement. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 25C
Fencing: Sabre
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Instruction and practice in basic offensive and defensive skills of modern Hungarian sabre technique. Emphasis on physical and mental conditioning as a foundation for more advanced levels of instruction. Preparation for recreational and competitive involvement. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 28K
Field Sports: Soccer
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational/Women's. Sections are offered in field soccer and indoor soccer. Instruction in the basic techniques, tactics, laws of the game, and injury prevention for beginners and advanced players. Students pay a course fee. Prerequisite(s): determination at first class meeting.
PHYE 30G
Fitness Activities: Physical Conditioning
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. An exercise course designed to increase the participants' strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. Special attention is given to understanding and utilizing sound and safe principles of body alignment and movement. Courses include, but not limited to: Pilates, cardio boxing, stretch and strengthen, and aerobics. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 30H
Fitness Activities: T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Lower Division
0 units
Through balanced movement and breath control, T'ai Chi Ch'uan attempts to forestall many processes of aging by cultivating greater strength of body, mind, and spirit. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 30J
Fitness Activities: Strength Training
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. An introduction to safe and effective methods of weight training and other personal conditioning activities. Topics covered include proper weight-training techniques, care of body and equipment, and elementary exercise physiology. Students pay a course fee. (Formerly Fitness Activities: Weight Training.)
PHYE 30L
Fitness Activities: Yoga Exercises
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections offered at beginning, continuing beginning, and advanced beginning levels of Hatha Yoga. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 30N
Self-Defense Basics
Lower Division
0 units
Self-defense is a simple, effective approach to maximize personal safety requiring no prior skill, knowledge, or physical fitness. Practice includes basic physical and verbal assertiveness skills appropriate for a wide range of situations including acquaintance and stranger assaults. Physical conditioning is an integral part of the course. (Formerly Women's Self-Defense.)
PHYE 43A
Martial Arts: Aikido
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. A nonviolent, noncompetitive Japanese martial art emphasizing mind-body harmony, balance, relaxation, and the understanding of vital energy. Aikido self-defense techniques aim toward the creative resolution of conflict and the growth of the individual. Sections offered at beginning and experienced levels. Students pay a course fee.
PHYE 43G
Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do
Lower Division
0 units
Coeducational. Sections offered at the beginning and intermediate/advanced levels. Covering basic skills, knowledge, and philosophy of Tae Kwon Do and providing instruction in the following aspects of martial arts study: fundamental techniques of self-defense, physical conditioning, emotional control, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Students pay a course fee. (Formerly Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do (Karate).) Enrollment limited to 35.