Intermediate Chess Strategy – Part 1
|Winter 2018||December 1 (Friday) - December 17 (Sunday) 2017||January 8 (Monday) - March 13 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2018||March 16 (Friday) – April 1 (Sunday)||April 16 (Monday) – June 19 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2018||June 15 (Friday) – July 1 (Sunday)||July 23 (Monday) – September 25 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2018||September 14 (Friday) - September 30 (Sunday)||October 15 (Monday) – December 18 (Tuesday)|
|Audio – visual and text based resources||1 - 2 hours|
|Discussions, puzzles, activities||2 - 2 hours|
|Quizzes, assignments||1 - 2 hours|
|Expected commitment per week||4 – 6 hours|
The course continues to provide a comprehensive description of Chess course, which includes all the necessary pre-conditions, completing which student can play chess with an extended knowledge. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons in a sequential order to provide an overview of the essential elements of the game, information about the rules of the game; teaches the correct way of notating the game, defending against checkmate, avoiding stalemate, as well as several other chess tricks. The course has been designed to rich a wide audience.
No hardcopy texts are required. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.
The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students, secondary school chess teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the chess game; contextual knowledge of the essential principles of the game and their correct way of using, as well as assess various situations and game combinations.
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by online instructor to engage students in chess inquiry and game palying. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working.
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
|Weeks 1-8||Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources)
Assignements, puzzles, quizzes
|Week 4||Midterm Exam|
|Week 8||Final Exam|
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments.
Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.
Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following:
You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Late assignments will result in a 10% deduction in the grade for the assignment (if the assignment is submitted a week late from the deadline) unless the student receives prior approval from the instructor. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.
For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.
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