Chess Course Syllabi

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Chess ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
CP 422: Basic Chess Strategy – Part 1 (in English) ............................................................................................................... 2
CP 432: Basic Chess Strategy – Part 2 (in English) ............................................................................................................... 4
CP 442: Intermediate Chess Strategy – Part 1 (in English) .................................................................................................. 6
CP 452: Intermediate Chess Strategy – Part 2 (in English) .................................................................................................. 8
Chess content providers .................................................................................................................................................... 10

students will have familiarity with the chess game. and advanced. assignments 1 – 2 hours Expected commitment per week 4 –6 hours Participants will:  Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums.December 18. CHESS AVC online chess classes are developed in collaboration with the Armenian Chess Federation. king. including concentration.March 14 Spring 2017 March 17 – April 02 April 17 – June 20 Summer 2017 June 23 – July 09 July 24– September 26 Fall 2017 September 22 – October 08 October 16 – December 19 HOURLY BREAKDOWN OF THE REQUIRED PARTICIPATION (HOURS/WEEK) Audio – visual and text based resources 1 – 2 hours Discussions. stalemate.  Review and discuss online and text based resources. COURSE MATERIALS No hardcopy texts are required. information about the rules of the game. 2011). Chess 2. as well as several chess tricks. The course has been designed to rich a wide audience. chats. AVC online experience on multimedia modern techniques is utilized to make the classes visually attractive to grab learner’s attention and to turn the fun of the game into independent decision making ability. The program has three levels – basic. contextual knowledge of the essential principles of the game and their correct way of using. intermediate. The program aims at developing specific characteristics and learning capabilities of a learner. as well as assess various situations and game combinations TOPICS COVERED  Introduction to chess. The course materials are based on the textbooks developed by RA Ministry of Education and Science. CP 422: Basic Chess Strategy – Part 1 (in English) TERMS Term Enrollment Classes Winter 2017 December 2 . check. The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students. puzzles.  Queen. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments. activities 2 – 2 hours Quizzes. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons to provide an overview of the essential elements of the game. creativity and strategic thinking. using a spectrum of online tools COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The course provides a comprehensive description of Chess course. Skype. 2016 January 09 . Toumanyan. (Yerevan. audio/video conferencing. secondary school chess teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora.T. teaches the correct way of using pieces.  Checkmate. CHESS SOURCES  H. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. . LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course.  Work collaboratively in small groups and individually.

participation 20% . and to meet deadlines for assignments. participate in introductory discussion forum. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days. Activities and online discussions are supported by online instructor to engage students in chess inquiry and game palyung. puzzles. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. including the orientation week.  Knight.final exam Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy. relative Value.  Сide impact. Weeks 1-8 Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources) Assignements.assignments 30% . quizzes Week 4 Midterm Exam Week 8 Final Exam COURSE REQUIREMENTS Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions. introduce themselves to one another. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course. Grading Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following: 20% . 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. and identify the time zone in which they are working. Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.  Primary layout of pieces. еxchange.  Rook. Bishop. the exchange of pawns. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning. For enrollment. to participate in individual and collaborative activities. LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. pawn  Castling.midterm exam 30% . Week 0 Orientation week: Students become familiar with the Student Manual. COURSE SCHEDULE The course lasts for nine weeks. complete their profile. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. . TEACHING METHODOLOGY The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. forums and chats. please complete your enrollment application. complete the Learning Style questionnaire.

 Checkmate with queen.  Pin. puzzles. checkmate with 1 rook. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons.March 14 Spring 2017 March 17 – April 02 April 17 – June 20 Summer 2017 June 23 – July 09 July 24– September 26 Fall 2017 September 22 – October 08 October 16 – December 19 HOURLY BREAKDOWN OF THE REQUIRED PARTICIPATION (HOURS/WEEK) Audio – visual and text based resources 1 – 2 hours Discussions. secondary school chess teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora. completing which student can play chess with an extended knowledge. CHESS SOURCES  H.December 18. Activities and online discussions are supported by online instructor to engage students in chess inquiry and game palyung. (Yerevan. scholar’s mate.CP 432: Basic Chess Strategy – Part 2 (in English) TERMS Term Enrollment Classes Winter 2017 December 2 .  Work collaboratively in small groups and individually. students will have familiarity with the chess game. as well as assess various situations and game combinations. The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students. audio/video conferencing.  Unprotected piece. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course. 2016 January 09 . Toumanyan. COURSE MATERIALS No hardcopy texts are required. discovered check. 2011). contextual knowledge of the essential principles of the game and their correct way of using. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons in a sequential order to provide an overview of the essential elements of the game. which includes all the necessary pre- conditions. using a spectrum of online tools COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The course continues to provide a comprehensive description of Chess course.T. information about the rules of the game. activities 2 – 2 hours Quizzes. The course has been designed to rich a wide audience.  Checkmate on the 8th(1st) horizontal. TEACHING METHODOLOGY The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. chats. TOPICS COVERED  The notation of the move. teaches the correct way of checkmating with a single queen or rook. assignments 1 – 2 hours Expected commitment per week 4 –6 hours Participants will:  Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums.  Checkmate with 2 rooks. as well as several other chess tricks.  Discovered attack.  Perpetual check. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments. Skype. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of . Chess 2.  Review and discuss online and text based resources. defense.

Grading Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following: 20% . complete their profile. Week 0 Orientation week: Students become familiar with the Student Manual. participate in introductory discussion forum. 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.midterm exam 30% .final exam Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy. complete the Learning Style questionnaire. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days. and identify the time zone in which they are working. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. including the orientation week. introduce themselves to one another. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning.assignments 30% .information. please complete your enrollment application. to participate in individual and collaborative activities. puzzles. For enrollment. and to meet deadlines for assignments. Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.participation 20% . LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. . quizzes Week 4 Midterm Exam Week 8 Final Exam COURSE REQUIREMENTS Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions. forums and chats. COURSE SCHEDULE The course lasts for nine weeks. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. 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.

information about the rules of the game. . Skype. completing which student can play chess with an extended knowledge. assignments 1 – 2 hours Expected commitment per week 4 –6 hours Participants will:  Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums. teaches the correct way of notating the game.March 14 Spring 2017 March 17 – April 02 April 17 – June 20 Summer 2017 June 23 – July 09 July 24– September 26 Fall 2017 September 22 – October 08 October 16 – December 19 HOURLY BREAKDOWN OF THE REQUIRED PARTICIPATION (HOURS/WEEK) Audio – visual and text based resources 1 – 2 hours Discussions. avoiding stalemate. chats. secondary school chess teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora. (Yerevan. The course has been designed to rich a wide audience. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.T.  Opening. Chess 2. as well as several other chess tricks. TOPICS COVERED  Notation of the game. puzzles.December 18. Activities and online discussions are supported by online instructor to engage students in chess inquiry and game palyung. The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students.  Rabid rook.  Avoiding stalemate. activities 2 – 2 hours Quizzes.  Work collaboratively in small groups and individually. CHESS SOURCES  H. contextual knowledge of the essential principles of the game and their correct way of using. audio/video conferencing. defending against checkmate. which includes all the necessary pre- conditions. 2011). Toumanyan. using a spectrum of online tools COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The course continues to provide a comprehensive description of Chess course. students will have familiarity with the chess game. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons in a sequential order to provide an overview of the essential elements of the game. material advantage and the exchange.  Queen versus Rook pawn.  Defending against checkmate. TEACHING METHODOLOGY The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience.CP 442: Intermediate Chess Strategy – Part 1 (in English) TERMS Term Enrollment Classes Winter 2017 December 2 .  Queen versus central pawn. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. as well as assess various situations and game combinations.  Review and discuss online and text based resources. 2016 January 09 . COURSE MATERIALS No hardcopy texts are required.  Preparing discovered attack.

. LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. please complete your enrollment application.final exam Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. complete their profile. Grading Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following: 20% . participate in introductory discussion forum. quizzes Week 4 Midterm Exam Week 8 Final Exam COURSE REQUIREMENTS Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions. and identify the time zone in which they are working. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. 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.midterm exam 30% . including the orientation week. and to meet deadlines for assignments. to participate in individual and collaborative activities. Weeks 1-8 Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources) Assignements. complete the Learning Style questionnaire. puzzles. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.assignments 30% . forums and chats. Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.participation 20% . COURSE SCHEDULE The course lasts for nine weeks. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days. For enrollment. Week 0 Orientation week: Students become familiar with the Student Manual.Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information. introduce themselves to one another.

The course has been designed to reach a wide audience. Chess 2. 2011).T.    Review and discuss online and text based resources. which includes all the necessary pre-conditions. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. secondary school chess teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora. activities 1 – 2 hours Quizzes. as well as several other chess tricks. 2016 January 09 . Skype. The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students.  LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course. Toumanyan. converting the material advantage. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons in a sequential order to provide an overview of the essential elements of the game. using a spectrum of online tools  COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The course continues to provide a comprehensive description of Chess course. information about the rules of the game. students will have familiarity with the chess game.March 14 Spring 2017 March 17 – April 02 April 17 – June 20 Summer 2017 June 23 – July 09 July 24– September 26 Fall 2017 September 22 – October 08 October 16 – December 19 HOURLY BREAKDOWN OF THE REQUIRED PARTICIPATION (HOURS/WEEK) Audio – visual and text based resources 1 – 2 hours Discussions.  audio/video conferencing. chats. (Yerevan.December 18. contextual knowledge of the essential principles of the game and their correct way of using.CP 452: Intermediate Chess Strategy – Part 2 (in English) TERMS Term Enrollment Classes Winter 2017 December 2 . as well as assess various situations and game combinations. completing which student can play chess with an extended knowledge. assignments 1 – 2 hours Expected commitment per week 4 –6 hours Participants will:  Exchange posts with their peers and interact using discussion – forums. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments. teaches pawn endgames. CHESS SOURCES  H. puzzles. comparing of the positions. COURSE MATERIALS No hardcopy texts are required.  Work collaboratively in small groups and individually. .

Activities and online discussions are supported by online instructor to engage students in chess inquiry and playing. forums and chats. Individual and collaborative student assignments are designed to engage students in authentic research and sharing of information.participation 20% - assignments 30% . complete their profile. Students will gain from the course in direct relationship to the contributions they make to their own learning. including the orientation week. complete the Learning Style questionnaire. Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course. quizzes Week 4 Midterm Exam Week 8 Final Exam COURSE REQUIREMENTS Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions. Week 1-8 Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources) Assignements. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days. Week 0 Orientation week: Students become familiar with the Student Manual. Grading Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following: 20% . puzzles. 9|P a g e . and to meet deadlines for assignments.midterm exam 30% . COURSE SCHEDULE The course lasts for nine weeks.TOPICS COVERED   Pawn endgames: The pawn square rule   Pawn endgames: Supporting squares    Pawn endgames: The importance of the move turn    Pawn endgames: Double threat with king   Pawn endgames: Pawn race    Comparing of the positions    Converting the material advantage   Queen against bishop (“c”. introduce themselves to one another. to participate in individual and collaborative activities. participate in introductory discussion forum. Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC. and identify the time zone in which they are working. “f”) pawn  TEACHING METHODOLOGY The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience.final exam Chess Course Syllabi Please visit AVC website for any possible updates on the document.

Armenia). Armenia). Yerevan. Armenia).   Norayr Kalantaryan (Armenian Virtual College. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Yerevan.Grades will be assigned by letters according to AVC Grading Policy. Chess content providers Core material of the Chess courses is based on the works of the following renowned scholars:  Smbat Lputyan (Chess Academy of Armenia. Chess Course Syllabi Please visit AVC website for any possible updates on the document. Chess content providers Core material of the Chess courses is based on the works of the following renowned scholars:   Smbat Lputyan (Chess Academy of Armenia.  Norayr Kalantaryan (Armenian Virtual Callege. Yerevan. Armenia). This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Yerevan. Armenia). 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. 10 | P a g e . please complete your enrollment application.   Samvel Misakyan (Chess Academy of Armenia. Yerevan. Yerevan. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases. LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time.  Samvel Misakyan (Chess Academy of Armenia. Armenia). For enrollment.