Approved by Faculty Senate.

University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education

PER Course Number: 142
Course Title: Badminton
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Each semester


Course Syllabus
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical Development and Wellness"
component of the student’s Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies outcomes for this course
are listed below

Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole person’s relationship to the total environment.
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation, socialization and balance in their lives.
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.

    1. Catalog Description The development of basic fundamental skills,
    2. knowledge’s and strategies involved in beginning badminton in order
      to be able to enjoy playing recreational badminton.

     2. Statement of the Major Focus and Objectives of the Course
         Badminton has become a very popular lifetime leisure activity. The
         major focus of this course is to develop the basic skills and knowledge
         necessary to participate in badminton and to develop an interest,
         understanding, and appreciation of the game as it can be enjoyed as a


    1. To provide the opportunity for the development and perfection of basic skills involved in badminton. (Outcomes 1,9)
    2. To provide the opportunity for the development of knowledge necessary to be a successful player. (Outcomes 1,2,9)
    3. To be able to detect errors and correct them. (Outcomes 5,8)
    4. To develop and appreciation for the use of badminton skills and strategies to be used as a recreational activity. (Outcomes 5,6,8)
    5. To enjoy playing badminton. (Outcomes 1,2,9)

               3. Course Outline of Major Topics and Subtopics

    1. Discuss equipment (Outcomes 3,5)
    1. Rackets
      a.Types – wood, metal, composite
      b.Grips sizes

               2. Shuttlecock
                    a. leather

               B. To develop the following basic skills (Outcomes 1,2)

             1. Serve

             2. Clear

    1. Underhand
    2. (1) Forehand
      (2) Backhand

    3. Overhand

(1) Forehand
(2) Backhand

           3. Dropshot

a. Overhead
b. Underhand

(1) Backhand - hair pin and crosscourt
(2) Forehand – hair pin and crosscourt

    4. Smash

                              5. Half Smash

                              6. Drive

a. Forehand
b. Backhand

C. Basic Rules and Scoring – Singles and Doubles (Outcomes 5,8)

D. Singles Strategy (Outcomes 5,8)

1. Positioning
2. Type of serve and placement
3. Type of shots and placement
4. General strategy
5. Placement of return serve
6. Passing shots
7. Ways to open the court

E. Doubles Strategy (Outcomes 5,8)

1. Systems of play

a. Parallel – side by side
b. Up and back
c. Rotational

2. Types of shots to be used

3. Position and court coverage

a. Serve
b. Return of serve
c. Drop shot

4. Open tactics

5. Types of serves and placements

6. Placement or returns

4. Basic Instructional Plan and Teaching Methods
    Lecture, demonstration, group discussion, and group activity sessions.


5. Course Requirements and Evaluation

A. Participation                                105 points
B. Subjective rating on game play 55 points

bulletTechnique of basic skills bulletBasic strategy and positioning

                   C. Skill test                                      30 points

                   D. Written final examination              30 points     
                                                    Total Points   220 points

6. Textbook or Alternative - None required.

7. List of References and Bibliography
    Annarino, Anthony.  Badminton, Individualized Instruction Program
    Prentice Hall, New Jersey 1973.

    Bloss, Margaret Varner and R. Stanton Hales. Badminton. Brown and
    Benchmark Iowa, 1994.

    Burris, Bark and Arne Olson. Badminton. Allyn and Bacon, Boston, 1974.

    Johnson, M.L. Badminton. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1974.

    Sweeting, Roger L. and Janet S. Wilson. Badminton Basic Skills and
    Drills. Mayfield Publishing, Mountain View, CA, 1992.