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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WHES 1500 - Basketball

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly PHED 1500)

Provides the student with knowledge of basic skills; philosophy of team play, style of play, and on‑court experience practicing and using skills in game situations.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the rules of basketball in a court situation.


  1. Identify rules of basketball.
  2. Describe the rules of basketball.
  3. Identify basketball vocabulary.
  4. Discuss strategies used in basketball.
  5. Identify court positions.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform basic basketball skills.


  1. Pass the ball.
  2. Dribble the ball.
  3. Shoot the ball.
  4. Rebound.
  5. Apply basketball skills in group situations.
  6. Apply strategies and court positions for traversing the court.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Session 1 History of Basketball

Session 2 Facilities and Equipment

Session 3 Rules and Regulations

Session 4 Basic Court Movements

Session 5 Ball Handling

Session 6 Passing

Session 7 Shooting

Session 8 Rebounding

Session 9 Defense

Session 10 Concepts of Teamwork

Session 11 Individual Outside Moves

Session 12 Inside Moves to Post Players

Session 13 Conditioning

Primary Faculty
Bondurant, Paul
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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