Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

RECREATION/LEISURE STUDIES (446)

446-232 INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE - 2 cr

An introduction to the field of recreation with class lecture and discussion on the historical, philosophical and theoretical aspects of leisure, recreation and play, as well as an overview of the recreation profession and its potential careers.

446-334/534 RECREATION PROGRAMMING AND LEADERSHIP - 3 cr

Students learn processes involved in assessing recreation participants' needs, program development, goal setting, program implementation, and evaluation. Leadership theories are studied, and skills are enhanced through group process experiences and in-class activity leadership.

446-360/560 AGING AND LEISURE - 3 cr

Examines conceptualizations of leisure and aging in the leisure and gerontological literature, examines the benefits of exercise for older persons, and the process of developing an exercise program for older persons as well as examining the benefits of other leisure areas such as the arts, education and outdoor recreation.

446-391/591 OUTDOOR RECREATION LEADERSHIP - 3 cr

This course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead people in outdoor recreational activities. The course includes topics on trip planning, safety procedures, equipment and food logistics, leadership methods and expedition behavior for a variety of outdoor trip activities. The course also includes a 3 day outdoor trip experience.

446-392 SOCIAL RECREATION - 1 cr

The student learns fundamental techniques on how to organize and implement social activities for a variety of groups. Social activities include theme parties, special events, holiday celebrations, etc. Course includes participation in the actual design and implementation of a major special event or theme party.

446-489/689 RECREATION ADMINISTRATION - 3 cr

A study of recreational management concepts in the areas of personnel management and facility operations, budgetary preparations, marketing concepts, public relation procedures, management policies development, and program services design.

446-490/690 WORKSHOP IN RECREATION/ LEISURE STUDIES - 1-3 cr

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.

446-492 FIELD STUDY: RECREATION - 1-12 cr

A course designed to increase the student's understanding of a specific area of recreation through involvement in an off-campus internship at a recognized recreational agency or business which is suited to the student's area of interest. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Jr or sr st and cons dept chp.

446-494/694 SEMINAR IN RECREATION/LEISURE STUDIES - 1-3 cr

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Jr or sr st and cons dept chp.

446-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES - 1-3 cr

Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.

446-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY - 1-3 cr

Repeatable for a maximum 6 credits in major/degree.


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